Item # 619M- Vintage Navajo Paua Shell Silver Beads Necklace

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Item # 619M- Vintage Navajo Paua Shell Silver Beads Necklace

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  Beautiful vintage Navajo paua shell silver beads necklace! The necklace consists of an oval cut and polished blue/green reflective paua shell set into a smooth bezel pendant. The artist wraps the shell with twisted wire adding a double set of prayer feather fans above the shell separated with a sun stamped silver button. The artist continues decorating the pendant by adding a smooth decoratively stamped wire across the bottom which runs up both sides and is stopped with sun stamped buttons on both ends. They finish the pendant by attaching a sun stamped silver bale to the top. The artist permanently attaches the pendant to a silver bead necklace.

The necklace consists of forty six (46) 5mm sterling seamed round beads and twenty four (24) 1/2" long sterling barrel beads. All strung in an even and balanced arrangement on foxtail chain with a hook-n-eye clasp.. The paua shell pendant measures 2" by 2 1/8" across and including the bale is 2 7/16" tall. The necklace measures 21 1/2" end to end with a wearable length including the pendant of 12 7/8" long. It weighs 35.4 grams (1.25 ounces or 1.14 troy ounces) and is stamped STERLING by the Navajo silversmith. Beautiful well balanced hand crafted necklace!  $159.95