Being offered is a truly vintage, Navajo Indian crafted jewelry necklace. The necklace is made of what are called bench beads. These were hand made of sterling silver. The artisan would craft half beads on a work bench and then join the two halves and seal them with liquid sterling silver, giving the ridge look on these beads. These are vintage in that the ridges are more pronounced than the more recent bench beads produced in the 1960's and 1970's.
Most Native jewelry now-a-days use machine made beads. The beads have a die stamped pattern or design, similar to the Fred Harvey era jewelry. All the beads look in good condition, intact, and ready to wear. The largest bead is approx. The entire necklace is approx.
In addition, I sell items for Native Americans and from personal collections. Please feel free to contact me with any questions about my items. Please let me know ahead of time. I will try my best to get the item out sooner.The item "Sterling Silver Navajo Indian Die Stamped Hand Made Bench Beads Beaded Necklace" is in sale since Monday, July 12, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Jewelry". The seller is "artpottery" and is located in Pueblo, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.