It is strung in the original string (dirt and all), but I had the the little hooks changed because the previous ones were about to break. With that in mind I believe it has gone through a previous "repair" due to its old age (and the vintage closing clasp looks from the 80's and above). All the original sterling beads and the closing clasp have very heavy patina that I will not be polishing. Please refer to all pictures before purchasing and ask any questions you may have!(the other jewelry/minerals/coin on display are NOT part of the sale) if you LOVE turquoise check out my other listings! The item "Vintage OLD Baby Blue Turquoise Rolled Heishi Navajo Sterling Bead Necklace" is in sale since Sunday, June 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "turquoisesandandtan" and is located in Culver City, California. This item can be shipped to United States.