Vintage Diné of the Navajo Nation Hand Stamped Silver Bead Necklace

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Necklaces
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: silver
  • Size: 25” long;
    Lightweight 2.6 ounces
  • Item # C4499.01
  • Price: $600

Silver stamped hollow beads strung in a graduated fashion comprise this mid-twentieth century Diné of the Navajo Nation necklace. Each silver bead was individually handmade. The hollow silver beads range in size from 1-⅛" at the bottom to ⅜" at the top. The lower fifteen beads were stamped with a crescent shaped design. Because the beads are hollow, the necklace is rather lightweight at only 2.6 ounces in total. This is a positive aspect, as most people do not like heavy necklaces hanging around their necks. It is an excellent example of fine Diné of the Navajo Nation jewelry making. This necklace is unmarked, and we are unable to identify a maker.


Condition: the silver necklace is in excellent condition. 

Provenance: this Vintage Diné of the Navajo Nation Hand Stamped Silver Bead Necklace is from the collection of a client from Oklahoma

Recommended Reading: FINE INDIAN JEWELRY OF THE SOUTHWEST: The Millicent Rogers Museum Collection by Shelby Tisdale, Ph.D.

TAGS: Southwest Indian JewelryNavajonecklace

Close up view of the silver beads.

A simple hook and loop secures this necklace.
Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Necklaces
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: silver
  • Size: 25” long;
    Lightweight 2.6 ounces
  • Item # C4499.01
  • Price: $600

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