1960’s Navajo pearls – 26″


Vintage handcrafted saucer styled beads. Crafted by unknown Navajo artists. Circa 1960’s. This is wonderful example of how the Navajo made their silver beads, now referred to ” Navajo Pearls”. Each of the 64 saucer styled beads are made from individual pieces of sterling silver that have been cut and rolled. This technique is a bit of a lost art due to the modern tools used today. They are perfectly weighted and easy to wear. A true collectors piece.

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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.

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