This piece has it all! Amazing turquoise, top-notch craftsmanship, and the length and size is perfect for daily wear.
It will make a big statement without being overly BIG and weighing you down. This vintage piece was expertly handcrafted by a highly skilled Navajo silversmith. It dates back to the Native American jewelry boom during the later mid century and is an excellent example of authentic Native American jewelry. A total of 99 high polished stones rest over four separate beds of heavy gauge silver that make up the necklace.
The stones feature bold color hues of deep caribbean blue along with subtle matrixes running through just a few. Each stone rests securely in tall hand etched bezels over dark oxidized silver.The darkened silver adds great dimension and helps to create a beautiful contrast with the bright stones. The four beds of silver, which make up the necklace, are held together with wide flattened loops of silver which have soldered ends. Silver droplets border the outer edges of the entire necklace, resting at each end of every petite point stone. Classic twisted rope is also apparent throughout the entire piece.
The chain is completely handmade with each link being soldered shut. It carries a classic hook and eye clasp and is in excellent working order.
Its a very solid and well made piece from beginning to end. This item has not been cleaned or polished and has been left in its original state.
This work of Art is a fine example of vintage Native American culture, one that will last for years and be handed down for generations. Be the new owner of this stunning piece, that isnt just a necklace but also a tangible asset that will appreciate over the years.... Cherish and enjoy for now.... And pass down to loved ones in the future. Weight - 105 Grams - 3.7 Ounces.Length From End to End - 25 (add another 4 for the center medallion for a wearable length of 29). Bottom center medallion measures - 2 long by 1-7/8 wide. Top center medallion measures - 3 wide by 1-7/8 wide (Top and bottom center medallions have a combined length of 4). Each side piece measures - 3-1/2 long by 3/4 wide. Link chain measures - 7 long on each side.
Petite pointe stones measure - 3/8 long by just a hair under 1/8 wide. Stamped Sterling - YES, tested and verified. Signed by Artist - YES, with initials NF for Navajo Artist. Mid to Later-Mid Century, late 60s+.Condition - Preowned, in excellent vintage condition, with all original stones and naturally aged patina, ready to display or wear. I treat every item as if it were my own. Extra bubble wrap and packing materials are used to ensure a safe arrival to its new owner.
Please see all 12 photos!! Enlarge them and study them.Ask any questions you may have. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY!! The item "Large Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Vivid Blue Turquoise Panel Bib Necklace WOW" is in sale since Sunday, June 27, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "native-obsession" and is located in Burgaw, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.