Sterling Silver Stamped Design Graduated Navajo Pearl Necklace

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Necklaces
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: sterling silver
  • Size: 29-½” long;
    1-¼” diameter largest bead;
    ¼” diameter smallest bead
  • Item # C4310C
  • Price: $950.00

Easy hook and loop connection secures this necklace.

This “Navajo Pearl” necklace consists of 57 beautifully stamped sterling silver beads and an additional 8 very small beads too small for stamping. They range in size from ¼”  to 1-¼” diameter. The beads diminish in size gradually, giving the necklace an even flow as it hangs. Each bead has designs on both upper and lower sections except for the four smallest ones at each end of the necklace.  Silver cones and silver clasps are at the ends of the necklace.

These elegant silver bead necklaces are referred to as “pearls” because they are the Native American equivalent of the classic white pearl necklace. They are the go-to piece of jewelry that goes with everything. Strings of silver beads are seen in early photographs of both Pueblo and Navajo people. This necklace was very well made, the graduated beads fall gracefully. The necklace is unsigned. 


Condition:  this Sterling Silver Stamped Design Graduated Navajo Pearl Necklace is in in excellent condition

Provenance: from the collection of a Santa Fe resident

Recommended Reading:  Navajo Silver: A Brief History of Navajo Silver by Arthur Woodward

Relative Links: NecklaceNavajoSouthwest Indian Jewelry

Close up view of some of the Navajo Pearls.

Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Necklaces
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: sterling silver
  • Size: 29-½” long;
    1-¼” diameter largest bead;
    ¼” diameter smallest bead
  • Item # C4310C
  • Price: $950.00

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