Item #831K- Lg Vintage Navajo Turquoise Coral Bear Claw Decorative Necklace - Atkinson Trading Co

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Item #831K- Lg Vintage Navajo Turquoise Coral Bear Claw Decorative Necklace - Atkinson Trading Co

639.95
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Large heavy vintage Navajo turquoise, coral, and bear claw decorated silver necklace. The silversmith has created a large and heavy focal pendant using eight (8) turquoise stones, three (3) of which are polished nuggets sporting brown and dark brown matrix, Two (2) long polished pieces of branch coral which are slightly longer than 1", and a large bear claw. The silversmith used a mound of silver which comes to a peak with the turquoise nugget above the claw. The artist has added an array of silver drops, scrolls, and silver nuggets between the stones also running a heavy silver guard along the claw to avoid breaking the claw. The stones are set into saw tooth bezels with the claw set into a decorative stamped leaf holder. All mounted to a scorched blackened silver base with thick bale attached. The silversmith continues to make a very large and heavy silver "dot-dash-dot" styled necklace of which the pendant is permanently attached to. The artist finishes the necklace by making a large shepherd's hook clasp.

The necklace measures 23 1/2" long end to end with a wearable length of 15" long measured from the clasp to the bottom of the pendant. The pendant measures 3" by 2 3/8" across and including the bale stands 3 1/4" tall. The complete necklace weighs a whopping 122.6 grams (4.32 oz or 3.94 ozt) and is hallmarked AT conjoined - 4. I take it the silversmith was the Number 4 benchsmith/artist at Atkinson Trading Co. at the time. Very large, heavy, and bold men's collector's necklace! They just don't make em' like this anymore!   $639.95