BIL 426 Rose Martin 22″ Barrel & Saucer necklace

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BIL 426 Rose Martin 22″ Barrel & Saucer necklace

$1,599.00

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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Sterling silver

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 has a minimum fineness of .925

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.

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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.

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Stunning barrel & saucer Navajo pearl necklace by artist Rose Martin. Measuring 22″ in total length with bead sizes ranging from approximately 8mm to 25mm. The large barrel beads are stamped with a curved design that make this necklace special. Due to the size of the graduated beads, this is a moderately heavy necklace.

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