BIL 341 Double strand Extra long Navajo Pearls – 28″

BIL 341 Double strand Extra long Navajo Pearls – 28″


28″ Extra long double strand Navajo Pearls. Handcrafted by Navajo artist Rose Martin. Solid sterling silver with dark oxidation give each bead dimension. The attention to detail flows through out this necklace all the way down to the end caps. The combination of both saucer & round beads make this necklace stand out from the rest.

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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.

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 standard has a minimum of 925 purity.

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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