Native American Jewelry

Large beaded raw turquoise necklace with many large stones interspersed with hand cut and drilled turquoise beads.  Lovely pale blue/green turquoise with white, tan, and black matrix. Necklace is approx 30" in total length with 36 graduated stones and 124 spacer beads.  Largest stone is approx. 1 1/2" x 7/8" x 1/2"  There are approx five stones in this size range, with the remainder graduating smaller toward the neck strap.

Excellent Condition. Twine has been repaired ( not re-strung ) in two places by local  jewelry artist Judy Derosa, using vintage cotton twine that matches the original twine very well.  The knots on the repairs have been left visible so they can be easily found, but do not detract from the beauty of the piece. If the necklace is for display, twine should be left as-is.  If the piece is for regular wear, restringing is recommended for strength.

Circa 1950

Purchased at Fort Defiance, Arizona in 1955.

Seller noted as "Griswald"



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