Over the past few years, we have outgrown our name Aumia Gold and Silver Jewelry. We are so much more than those two things and we felt a change in name, to A Beautiful Time Antiquities, was best for our future as a company. The only thing we ask of you is patience as we get through any hiccups that may come up and to make sure to follow our store so you dont miss out on any of our great pieces. This re-brand will also allow us to expand our collection to bring you even more of the rare, beautiful, and timeless pieces you are accustomed to seeing.We look forward to sharing this journey with you! We have the matching earrings to this necklace up for sale! Country of Origin: United States, Navajo Nation.
Gram Weight: 77.0 Grams. Item Measurements: The necklace measures 21" long, with an additional 1.5" drop with the center disc.
The discs graduate in size from 0.675" in diameter at their smallest, and 1.5" by 1.125 wide at their largest. Closure/Clasp Type: Shepard's Hook clasp. Link Type: Paperclip links that are strung within the discs and are not visible when worn. Notable Features: 39 hand-strung graduated discs that were made using the repousse technique.
The top 32 discs are rounded feature a smooth-polished surface that have some minor patina that adds a gorgeous contrast to the piece. The middle 7 discs feature intricate Native American stamping. The piece has minor patina from age. We believe this provides a nice contrast to the piece, but the patina can be polished off by your local jeweler if desired.
This beautiful piece was made by a very talented Native American silversmith. It features hand crafted silversmith work throughout. 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. Repoussé began as an ancient metal working technique, involving malleable silver first formed with a specially created three-dimensional mold and then further refined by hammering from the reverse side and adding detail to the front. The finished work was intricate, with grooves, indentation and channeling. It was then carefully polished as an eye-catching treasure. Navajo Indian silversmiths, working from 1870 to 1900, learned the stamping of Indian ornaments from Mexican leather workers, rather than from the silversmiths who had taught them.Stampings are usually hand hammered using a handcrafted stamp and include traditional Native American symbols. PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. Thank you for your cooperation. The item "Antique Vintage Native Navajo Sterling Silver Stamped Graduated Disc Necklace" is in sale since Sunday, September 24, 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. This item can be shipped worldwide.