Very Long Old Pawn Navajo Pearls Graduated Beads Sterling Silver Necklace For Sale
Gorgeous vintage Navajo Pearls sterling silver necklace.This is an older necklace, please note the amount of age patina. It is strung on a thick sterling silver foxtail chain.
In excellent vintage condition. NO DENTS on the silver beads.
At 35" in length, this is by far the LONGEST Navajo pearl necklace I've ever seen.
This piece was tested as Sterling Silver. It has not been cleaned or polished, but would surely clean up nicely. We usually do not polish items that have a nice patina to them.
Measures 35" in length and weighs 87.5 grams.
How Navajo Pearls are Made
The Navajo silversmith that makes beads has two specialized hand tools. One is a dapping block that has concave half domes of various sizes in it. The other is a set of correspondingly sized dapping punches, which have ball ends.
Each bead starts out as two flat discs of sterling silver of a specific size. Each disc is domed one at a time by placing the disc over an appropriately sized cavity and dapping it with the punch until the flat disc becomes domed. Each half-bead is filed so that it will fit evenly with the other half-bead. A hole is drilled in the top of each dome. The burr from the drilling is filed off. Narrow strips of silver solder are cut and placed between the halves and with ample flux the two pieces are soldered together. The edge is filed and the bead is polished.
OK, one plain smooth bead has been made!
Most Navajo Pearls are strung on foxtail cord, which is a woven silver cord that can be sterling silver, nickel or other metals. A foxtail cord or chain is more like a cable, its strength and durability comes from weaving many small strands.
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We recently went on a super buying spree across Southern, Northern, and Eastern Arizona, along with Western New Mexico buying large lots of items that have or were pawned at some point and time. We have acquired collections from Navajo, Zuni and Hopi families, vendors, and trading posts. We spent nearly a week visiting with countless people across Arizona and New Mexico. We hand selected all the items we are posting, we will be posting up to 10 items a day from our recent trip
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