Item #832H- Vintage Navajo 9 Turquoise 10 Bear Claw Silver Feathers Necklace by M. Thomas Jr.

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Item #832H- Vintage Navajo 9 Turquoise 10 Bear Claw Silver Feathers Necklace by M. Thomas Jr.

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Beautiful vintage 80's-90's Navajo turquoise bear claw necklace. The silversmith has used one hundred fifty (150) 6-7mm sterling seamed beads, eight (8) sterling single claw holders, nine (9) saw tooth set cut and polished turquoise nuggets, ten (10) large bear claws, and a highly decorated double claw holder naja. The double claw naja sports two (2) large leaves with numerous coiled scrolls and silver drops throughout along with the obvious double claws. The turquoise appears to be from the Sleeping Beauty Mine. All strung on silver oval link chains with silver cones on each end and a hook-n-eye clasp. The chain has excess on both ends that can allow for a slightly longer length up to 1" to 1 1/2".

The necklace measures 30 1/2" long end to end with a wearable length of 17 1/4" measured from clasp to tip of naja claw. As stated above you can add another 1" to 1 1/2" to total length if desired. The bear claws measure between 1 1/4" to 1 3/4" long with the turquoise nuggets ranging between 9 1/6" by 3/8" up to 5/8" by 9/16". THe complete necklace weighs 134 grams (4.73 oz or 4.31 ozt) and is hallmarked M Thomas Jr - STERLING by Navajo silversmith Mike Thomas Jr. It's also been stamped STERLING on both end cones. Very nice turquoise claw necklace in "like new" condition!  $1579.95