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SOLD 1970's Navajo Turquoise Sterling Necklace

Native American Vintage Jewellery
1970's

in stock

1
$219.00

STUNNING original 1970's handcrafted Native Americian necklace. Navajo made, this gorgeous sterling silver necklace is handcrafted. Set on plaited wire, the beads are sterling - very soft and smooth and set with three pieces of genuine, polished, natural turquoise sawtooth bezel set in an ornate silver border. Simple j clasp - amazing one of a kind vintage necklace, not signed, but this is not uncommon amongst Native American jewellery - tests positive for sterling.

Item Details

Size

42cm Long Pendants 2.4cm x 3cm

Weight

38 Grams

Hallmark

None - tests postive for sterling silver, it in not uncommon for older Native American jewellery to be unmarked

Materials

Sterling Silver, Turquoise

Condition Report

Spectacular condition - no flaws to note. Will come with some patina as level of polish is a matter of taste. This is not a flaw but mentioned for accuracy - the turquoise beads have a double loop on the back, sometimes these necklaces were made from pre-prepared handmade beads rather than being produced for each necklace.

About this Piece

Sterling Silver

Sterling is an alloy of silver containing at least 92.5% pure silver (925 parts of 1000 thus the 925 stamp), the remainder is made up of a mix of metals (most commonly copper) used to make the metal workable. Pure silver is generally considered too soft to work with, although you can find silver jewellery at 950 or 980, even the occasional 99.9% fine silver, which can be work-hardened to increase durability.