This necklace is completely handmade, zoom in on the photos and have a look at the beads. The silver is heavy guage and each of these beads were crafted with excellence.
Natural antiquated patina is almost even on the Melon and Bench Beads creating a brushed smooth look on the entire necklace. The beads are strung on solid chain and the necklace finishes with a traditional hook and eye hand made clasp. The stone is superior and necklace and cluster pendant. Cluster pendant mid-century with beautiful and well matched hand cut natural sleeping beauty turquoise stones and distinctive silver work with excellent puffy crescents, twisted wires, cut work and applied raindrops. Are both in very good condition.
We have tested it and it tests as coin silver and. We guarantee it to be coin silver It is unmarked as is usual with this type of hand made pieces 26" inches melon beads necklace 3"? The pendant has the next paragrap: J begay, IRON eyes cody, given to me by my friend Peter MacDonald, head of the Navajo Nation at dinner there for my help with the kid's. This rare necklace was give as a gift from the famous joseph begay, iron eyes cody, and peter macdonald, to someone special actor Iron Eyes Cody famous for the once well-known "Keep America Beautiful" commercial in the early 1970s, and for movie roles, most notably in "A Man Called Horse, " was for years Hollywood's face of Native America. Nation : Peter MacDonald peter (born 1928) is a Native American politician and the only four term Chairman of the Navajo Nation.
MacDonald was born in Arizona, U. Marine Corps in World War II as a Navajo Code Talker. He was first elected Navajo Tribal Chairman in 1970. Joseph Begay is a full blooded Native American Indian born into the Navajo Nation in 1964.
He learned the art of carving on stones from his friend, Jeff Lewis. Joseph began carving on stone at the age of 22.
The lucrative aspect of the business played a key roll in him becoming an fine artisan. There's no certificate for this beautiful necklace I'm only telling the story in the back of the pendant in my knowledge this pendant is real and original piece. The patina goes with the era great addition to your collection lovely piece of art?? This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "joseeligogarciaciachino" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.