The stringing has stretched a little bit with age and the weight of the turquoise. This always occurs with old necklaces that still have their original stringing. Sometimes the artist will use silver cones to allow for this.
It's expected in an older necklace and isn't considered an issue. 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 12mm and the smallest bead is 2mm to 3mm. So you have a 9mm graduation or change in size over 12 inches, which is subtle and perfectly done. This is an elegant strand noteworthy for it's simplicity and the perfection of the workmanship. The item "Old Navajo Kingman Turquoise Heishi Necklace Silver Bench Bead Finish" is in sale since Sunday, January 31, 2021.
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.