Description: This piece was acquired from a second-hand collection (i.e.-estate sale), who collected Native American Jewelry and art in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
This piece is a stunning example of classic Navajo jewelry. This piece is handmade out of sterling silver and genuine stones.
This piece is an old pawn piece. The term Old Pawn (aka Dead Pawn) originated from the turn of the last century, as Navajo’s (as well as other tribes) would pawn personal items in trade for supplies. These personal items were very-well made pieces that often would go unclaimed (as pawn is a loan with interest added), which then would be called Dead Pawn. In today’s world, the term Old Pawn is abused by many who call anything old or old-looking, Old Pawn.
Can be worn solo or with a pendant.
Material: Sterling Silver, Coral
Dimensions: 28" long, some coral nugget beads can be up to 1/2" wide.
Weight (in grams): 72.1