Notable Features: This stunning Bench Bead Necklace was handmade by a talented Navajo Nation Silversmith in the 1940s. Created using a combination of machine and hand fabrication, these lovely beads are as wonderfully technical as they are personal. Lovely Navajo Pearls, or spherical shaped beads, alternate with melon beads in this strand. At 26 of wearable length, this necklace is the ideal length for accenting any outfit beautifully. The variation from circle to oblong oval is absolutely fabulous.Classic, shiny, and unique, this piece would be perfect for any occasion. Antique Native American jewelry is very rare to find. This is due to these pieces being made for reservation and personal use before the tourist trade became popular. Very few pieces were made and even less survived to today. Native American Bench Beads are a process by which the metalsmith creates parts of the beads by machine cutting and a hydraulic pressing, and then hand finishes them with solder, buffing, and polishing. Sterling Silver Sheet in a finer gauge is ideal for this process, as pressing is a single movement of the metal. This process is time conscious, yet it results in stunning beads. The shapes created are spheres (also known as Navajo Pearls), Seed Beads (have a wider center line down the bead), Melon Beads (oblong), and Barrel Beads (tube-shaped). These can also be stamped with various symbols, which creates a gorgeous, intricate look. PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. Thank you for your cooperation. The item "Antique Vintage Native Navajo Pearl Sterling Silver Bench Bead Womens Necklace" is in sale since Sunday, November 05, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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