This is absolutely magnificent. A work of art. THIS WEIGHS OVER 156 GRAMS. The largest beads are the center ones with all the OLD MAGNIFICENT INLAID TURQUOISE STONES! THE COLOR OF THE STONES-WOW! 9 of the beads are all inlaid with old blue turquoise beads. The largest one in the center is 1 3/8 inches tall (double that around) and 1 1/8 inches wide (double that around). They go down just a little bit however the turquoise beads always remain VERY LARGE. Then they are followed by all hand tooled old engraved bench beads which start out at about 10-11 mm and taper down slowly to the smallest being about 5-6 mm. THIS IS A REMARKABLE MUSEUM PIECE. I did notice 2 small turquoise stones missing on different beads. Very hard to tell I had to look hard to find them. There are NO DENTS AND NO DINGS. This is a gorgeous old Navajo piece. No marks that I could find… Gently acid tested and guaranteed sterling. THIS IS VERY SOLID-VERY GORGEOUS and one of the most magnificent Navajo pieces you will ever see. Please do not expect our items to be new… Unless otherwise mentioned in our listings they are vintage or pre-owned and will arrive as such. The item “RARE XFINE OLD NAVAJO STERLING BENCH BEAD INLAID WithTURQUOISE NECKLACE 164 GRAMS” is in sale since Thursday, August 15, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “mc-shoppe” and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia.
RARE ARTIE YELLOWHORSE NATIVE AMERICAN NAVAJO NATURAL GASPEITE STERLING SILVER NECKLACE. This listing is for the pendant necklace only (ring not included). Comes with certificate of authenticity. This is a high-quality, very substantial, and well-made piece of designer jewelry. The large stone at center is natural, bright green gaspeite (mined in Quebec, Canada). Solid sterling silver, highly polished with oxidized detail. The pendant portion of the necklace measures 2-1/8″L x 1-5/8″W. The cable collar portion is 1/4 thick. The necklace length is adjustable, and can be worn anywhere from 14″L to 17.5″L. Oversized lobster claw clasp for ease of use. Crafted by lauded Navajo silversmith Artie Yellowhorse. Signed and stamped “Sterling”. Native American handmade in. Will arrive in original velvet necklace envelope and box. This is an exceedingly RARE piece from Artie… First, because it is done in her heavy cable collar and silver “raindrops” design (a part of her higher-end collection)… Second, because she used a large, highly scarce, natural, bright green piece of gaspeite as the focal point. Gaspeite of this quality is virtually non-existent on the market today. A lot of what you’re seeing is boulder material with muddying brown tones and drab pea soup greens. The great majority of it is also stabilized or composite material. This stone is all natural, and a vibrant apple green. I cannot say enough about how rare it is, and have been told by Artie’s daughters that, at present, they are completely out of this material. If you collect Artie’s jewelry as I do, then you know her pieces are NEVER discounted at retail, as she sets each and every price herself through the galleries she works with. Get it while it lasts, ladies, because I’m not sure you’ll ever see another like it from Artie. Please feel free to message me with any questions you may have. Thanks for your interest, and happy shopping! We’re always happy to hear from you! But please be aware that our items are priced to sell and cannot be discounted further. The exception to this would be any listing with a “Best Offer” option. In that case, we will consider any fair offer. However, in order for us to accept any return, we must be notified. Of your desire to return the item. In other words, you have a three (3) day inspection period of the item. We understand it is difficult to shop online without seeing and touching items in person. However, we are not a retail outlet, and long delays in return notifications cause a significant disruption in our business. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this regard. Instructions – We do not accept refusals as a method of return. In order for any return to be accepted, tags must not be removed from the item, it must be unworn, and all original contents of packaging must be intact. All jewelry and gemstone items have been examined by an accredited gemologist for identification and authenticity purposes and will be re-examined upon any return to us. Thank you and happy shopping! The item “RARE ARTIE YELLOWHORSE NATIVE AMERICAN NAVAJO NATURAL GASPEITE STERLING NECKLACE” is in sale since Thursday, January 11, 2018. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “427vett10″ and is located in Cranston, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped to United States.