Item # 719X- Vintage Navajo Teardrop Turquoise Shadowbox Beaded Necklace

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Item # 719X- Vintage Navajo Teardrop Turquoise Shadowbox Beaded Necklace

178.95
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Beautiful vintage Navajo turquoise shadowbox teardrop beaded necklace! The necklace has been restrung and apparently has added beads from the looks of it. The necklace consists of a turquoise shadowbox with a beautiful cut and polished blue-green turquoise stone with rust brown matrix set in a saw tooth bezel. The stone is mounted to an oxidized silver teardrop base with an over set deep bay shadowbox exposing the stone. The silversmith has applied repeating decorative stampwork around the outer rim. The shadowbox teardrop pendant has been attached to a multiple bead necklace which appears to have been restrung. It obvious the person added extra beads with a few being silver plated and some being sterling silver.

From what I can tell, the necklaces consists of six (6) 7-8mm seamed silver beads, six (6) silver seamed melon beads, two (2) double silver cones which have been soldered together, and two (2) single silver cones, all which appear to be sterling. It has two (2) 21mm full round beads, four (4) 8mm full rounds, two (2) 6mm full rounds, smaller melon beads and other unusual beads which appear to be silver plated? It also has a chrome plated magnetic clasp. Very unusual for Native American necklaces. All in all it doesn't look bad and the shadowbox pendant takes your eyes first glance. The necklace has been strung on nylon coated beading wire. The shadowbox pendant measures 2 1/4" by 1 1/8" across by 1/4" thick with the necklace measuring 17" end to end with a wearable length of 10 1/4" long. It weighs a 35.9 grams (1.27 ounces) and is unsigned with a mix of Sterling Silver and Silver-plated beads and clasp. I believe the pendant and some beads were native with some non-native made. The necklace probably broke at one time and some beads were lost. Still a beautiful and well crafted necklace for the price!  $178.95