Spirit of Santa Fe are the premier dealers of authentic Native American silver bead necklaces in Tucson. Over three generations, we’ve cultivated many relationships with reservations throughout New Mexico and Arizona that allow us the opportunity to supply you with some of the most beautiful jewelry on the market today. For more information on any of our Native American silver bead necklaces, visit our shop to experience our tradition or call us at (800) 650-9567.
Navajo Pearls are traditionally made sterling silver beads. Silver beads are a traditional art form for Diné silversmiths, and the beads have as many expressions as there are artisans. … Making the beads is a time-consuming process. Each bead begins with silver that has to be melted, rolled and cut.
Is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum of 925 purity.
SILVER, for example 99.9% pure silver, is relatively soft, so silver is usually alloyed with copper to increase its hardness and strength. Sterling silver is prone to tarnishing, and elements other than copper can be used in alloys to reduce tarnishing, as well as casting and fire scale
Oxidized silver(black coloring in the silver) is a process that many jewelers use to give sterling silver a black patina. It gives the jewelry an antique or tarnished look. The process consists of taking clean sterling silver and using a chemical (liver of sulphur) to treat it to speed up the tarnishing effect.