This is a listing for a vintage, late 1970's Navajo necklace. It's strung on it's original heavy beading cord and features a double strand of dark orange coral beads with rich green turquoise heishi and sterling silver bench bead accents. Closes with silver cones and a traditional hook and eye clasp. The coral is natural with a dark dark orangey tomato color and surface inclusions that are natural to coral.All the beads have a soft warm polish. The necklace weighs a substantial 170 grams. The longest strand is approximately 22.75 inches and the shorter strand is 21.5 inches in length.
They are strung on their original heavy beading cord that is in excellent condition and gives the necklace a flexible and beautiful drape. The strands are close to the same length, so that when you wear the beads they drape close to each other.
It's presents a lush solid color of dark orange coral and give the necklace a luxurious appearance. The coral beads are hand cut in two different shapes.
The larger beads are barrel cut and measure. 75 inches in length and are.
Those are really chunky beautiful large beads. They alternate with dark green turquoise heishi that are 3/8th of an inch across with a thickness of 1/8th of an inch. Chunky heishi that compliment the extra large coral beads.
The shorter coral beads are the same width as the green turquoise and a little bit thicker, at 3/16th of an inch. It's a well balanced design and all the beads are beautifully matched for color, shape and size.There are also bicone bench made hand stamped silver bead accents that have acquired a warm aged patina, but would polish brighter, if desired. The entire design closes with small polished silver beads, heavy polished silver cones and a traditional hook and eye clasp. This is an exceptional and rare truly beautiful strand of beads. Navajo Coral and Green Turquoise Heishi Silver Bench Bead Necklace" is in sale since Wednesday, February 07, 2018. 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.