This is a listing for an older, circa late 80's, Navajo necklace. It's strung with hand rolled turquoise heishi from the Kingman mine. The heishi cutter did an excellent job of shaping the beads for a smooth transition from bead to bead. The turquoise is a true teal blue.Hard to capture on camera, as the photos look like a darker green. I took these pictures in natural light without a flash so you can see the true color of the beads, which are medium shade of truly blended green and blue. Not green and not blue. A beautiful blend with a scattered golden matrix. The necklace finishes with hand wrought silver beads and a hook and eye clasp. They could be a well done silver plate or sterling. It's strung on it's original fiber cord, which is in excellent condition and the beads have acquired a warm aged patina.
I didn't test the beads for silver content, as there really isn't a good place to scratch and apply acid and I priced the necklace for the quality of the hand ground heishi, which is excellent. There are no missing or broken beads. They show the beauty of being hand formed and are a warm rich color. The largest bead in the center is 10mm and the smallest bead is 3mm.
So you have a 7mm graduation or change in size over 25 inches, which is subtle and perfectly done. This is an elegant strand noteworthy for it's simplicity and the perfection of the workmanship.
It will arrive first class with signature confirmation. The item "Old Navajo Kingman Turquoise Heishi Necklace Silver Bench Bead Finish" is in sale since Sunday, August 23, 2020.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "100smr" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri.
This item can be shipped to United States.