This listing is for an earlier mid century Navajo bench bead necklace and Naja Pendant, handcrafted from Sterling Silver and Morenci Turquoise. This super old Navajo pendant necklace is full of texture, dimension, and character, with a very deep patina.
Handcrafted by an unknown Navajo Artist, the necklace features a heavy Naja pendant adorned with a huge protruding stone appearing to be Morenci Turquoise. The stone is surrounded by twisted rope while securely bezeled and features a vivid deep blue with pyrite matrixes and a satin polished finish.
The Naja is made with heavy gauge cast silver and it's as solid as steel. It's a well made sturdy Naja with classic stampings on the front and two slide loops on the back. The Naja permanently hangs from an old handmade bench bead necklace strung on a braided foxtail chain with a hook and eye clasp at each end. The beads are old and not perfect but, for the most part they're all in good vintage condition.Please see all photos and use the zoom option. There is no sterling stamp or signature however, the silver has been tested and we guarantee it's purity of. This early pendant necklace will make a great addition to any vintage collection.
Wear with pride and enjoy! Weight - The Naja weighs 65 grams while the pearls weigh 26.5 grams. Together the necklace and pendant weigh 91.5 grams.Necklace Length - The necklace measures 25 from end to end. Naja Measurements - The Naja measures 2-3/4" tall by 2-3/8" wide. Stone Measurements - The stone measures 1" long by 5/8" wide and sits on top of the naja at 1/2 high.
Pearl/Bench Bead Measurements - The round beads are 8mm too 9mm wide. The melon beads are 3/4" long by 3/16" wide. Signed By Artist - NO. Stamped Sterling - NO, tested and verified.
Early-Mid to Mid Century, 1940's+. Condition - Preowned, in good vintage condition, with original stone and bench beads. Has a very deep naturally aged patina, ready to wear or display. I treat every item as if it were my own. Extra bubble wrap and packing materials are used to ensure a safe arrival to its new owner.Please see all 21 photos!! Enlarge them and study them.
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