Vintage Diné of the Navajo Nation Hand Stamped Silver Bead Necklace

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A simple hook and loop secures this necklace.

Silver stamped beads strung in a graduated fashion comprise this mid-twentieth century Diné of the Navajo Nation necklace. Each bead was individually handmade. The 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, which is a positive aspect, as most people do not like heavy necklaces hanging around their necks. It is an excellent example of fine Diné jewelry making.

This necklace is unmarked, and we are unable to identify a maker. 


Condition: The 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.

Relative Links: Southwest Indian JewelryNavajonecklace

Close up view of the silver beads.


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