Old Native American Indian turquoise Sterling silver bead choker necklace strung on foxtail, stamped EA with a picto-hallmark by Navajo artist Erma Arviso. Erma was born in Canoncito, New Mexico, in 1960, and was taught silversmithing by her mother, Jolene Shorty. This vintage piece showcases 4 sky-blue stones set in serrated bezels and applied to 3 flat pendant settings, one being a double/tandem style.The bright stones have a few veins and one has a hairline right over one of the veins, most likely natural to the stone. The stones are framed by a raised coiled scroll border adorned with silver raindrops and a single etched raised leaf. The main tandem pendant is 3" tall by 1 1/4" wide. The other pendants are roughly 1 1/4" tall by almost 1 1/8" wide. The largest stone is 13/16" tall by just over 5/8" wide, from bezel to bezel. The bench beads are all uniform at 1/4", and the choker is about 13 3/4" long from hook to eye. Various extenders can be added to suit your preferred size.
The total weight of this piece is approximately 57 grams. Nice, moderate patina left untouched.Thank you for supporting authentic Native American art. The item "Old Southwestern Native American Turquoise Sterling Silver Bead Choker Necklace" is in sale since Sunday, August 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Jewelry". The seller is "goesaround2014" and is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. This item can be shipped to United States.