Reversible Silver & Turquoise Navajo Inlay Bear Necklace by Jeffrey Nelson 2B18Z

$ 1,395.00

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Description: This piece is a stunning example of classic Navajo jewelry. This piece is handmade out of sterling silver and genuine stones.
Tufa-casting is an old Navajo technique where the impression of the bracelet is carved in volcanic stone (tufa-stone) and the molten melted is poured into the impression. This was one of the very first techniques that the Navajo created in the late 1800's. This style is often mistaken as "sand-casting", as tufa casting is a different technique than sandcasting.
Navajo Pearls is a name that has been popularized to describe the traditional set of Navajo handmade bench-made silver beads. The beads are made by cutting two silver disc and doming each side. Once domed the holes are drilled in the center and the two half are then filed to fit snug and soldered together. The Navajo Pearls necklace is must for any southwest jewelry collection.

Material: Sterling Silver, Turquoise, Coral, Lapis

Dimensions: 21" long. Main (heartline bear) pendant is 1-3/4" x 2". Strands are 1/4" wide.

Weight (in grams): 64.1

Hallmark/Signature: N/A

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