Antique Navajo Ingot Silver Turquoise Naja Serpentine Jet Shell Pipestone Heishi

Antique Navajo Ingot Silver Turquoise Naja Serpentine Jet Shell Pipestone Heishi
Antique Navajo Ingot Silver Turquoise Naja Serpentine Jet Shell Pipestone Heishi
Antique Navajo Ingot Silver Turquoise Naja Serpentine Jet Shell Pipestone Heishi
Antique Navajo Ingot Silver Turquoise Naja Serpentine Jet Shell Pipestone Heishi
Antique Navajo Ingot Silver Turquoise Naja Serpentine Jet Shell Pipestone Heishi
Antique Navajo Ingot Silver Turquoise Naja Serpentine Jet Shell Pipestone Heishi
Antique Navajo Ingot Silver Turquoise Naja Serpentine Jet Shell Pipestone Heishi
Antique Navajo Ingot Silver Turquoise Naja Serpentine Jet Shell Pipestone Heishi
Antique Navajo Ingot Silver Turquoise Naja Serpentine Jet Shell Pipestone Heishi
Antique Navajo Ingot Silver Turquoise Naja Serpentine Jet Shell Pipestone Heishi
Antique Navajo Ingot Silver Turquoise Naja Serpentine Jet Shell Pipestone Heishi
Antique Navajo Ingot Silver Turquoise Naja Serpentine Jet Shell Pipestone Heishi

Antique Navajo Ingot Silver Turquoise Naja Serpentine Jet Shell Pipestone Heishi
This is a listing for an antique Navajo necklace in it's original excellent condition. The necklace is strung from hand cut and rolled Santo Domingo pipestone heishi beads that beautifully graduate in size. They are accented with black jet, white shell and green serpentine heishi, also hand rolled by a Santo Domingo heishi carver. 4 Navajo silver beads have also been used as accents. They are hand forged and stamped and retain their original dark aged patina with no dents or damage...

Rare for silver beads that are this old. The majority of the beads are pipestone and range from 5 to 7mm in size. They are a warm red clay in color and blend perfectly with the rich and natural color of the black jet, white shell and green serpentine.

The necklace has a total wearing length of approximately 26 inches and closes with a silver hook and eye clasp. It is strung on it's original stringing material, which is nylon fishing line, first used in jewelry in the very late 30's. The focal point of the necklace is a wonderful antique Navajo naja hand wrought from ingot silver.

It's small which is typical of it's early century age. It dates from the early Harvey era decades..

1920's to the 40's and measures 1 and 15/16th inches in length... Just shy of 2 inches, including it's bail.

The bail is hand wrought from a silver tubular bead that was deliberately angled to be used with heishi cut beads. The tubular shape of heishi cut beads can be a challenge to blend with a pendant. And the silver smith created the naja's bail to avoid that problem.

The naja measures 1.25 inches across it's widest point. It has a carinated surface and was pounded out from silver ingot then joined to the turquoise accent stone and silver bead bezel.

All the silver is sterling that is at least coin silver in purity. The turquoise stone measures 12 by 10mm in size. The stone cutter created a perfect triangular shape with rounded edges and a domed surface, mounted in a smooth deep bezel.

It has a saturated deep blue color with a rich scattered iron pyrite matrix, possibly from the Morenci mine in Arizona. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Necklaces & Pendants".

The seller is "100smr" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.


Antique Navajo Ingot Silver Turquoise Naja Serpentine Jet Shell Pipestone Heishi


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