Silver and Turquoise Choker Style Diné Necklace [SOLD]

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Necklaces
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: silver, turquoise
  • Size: 17” long;
    1-¼” x 1-⅛” each pendant
  • Item # C4405A
  • SOLD

Simple hook and loop secures this necklace.

This exciting twentieth-century silver and turquoise choker consists of five pendants on a string of handmade silver beads.  Each pendant highlights a large natural turquoise gemstone mounted in a silver bezel and resting on a silver plate that has been sculpted with four semicircles protruding beyond the confines of the gemstone.  Each of these protrusions has been blackened for effect and outlined with a silver frame.  A twisted silver wire rope surrounds each bezel.

The five pendants are strung on a necklace of small and delicate handmade silver beads.  A silver clasp finishes off the ends.  The choker is not signed with the name of the artist.

Condition: very good condition

Provenance: this Silver and Turquoise Choker Style Diné Necklace is from the collection of a resident of Taos

Recommended Reading: Navajo Jewelry: A Legacy of Silver and Stone by Lois Jacka, et al.

Close up view of a section of this silver and turquoise necklace

Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Necklaces
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: silver, turquoise
  • Size: 17” long;
    1-¼” x 1-⅛” each pendant
  • Item # C4405A
  • SOLD

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