Navajo Sterling Silver Triple Strand Bead Necklace

The Navajo Indians are masters of sterling silver bead making. Sterling silver benchmade beads are made one at a time and are very labor intensive. Each bead starts as a disk of sterling silver which the silversmith shapes into one half of a bead and solders to another half. Many more steps of filing, cleaning and polishing follow until a beautiful strand of beads has been created. This three strand necklace looks great alone or with a large pendant. Indulge in an American classic. Oxidized for an antique look. Each sterling silver benchmade bead is 8mm. Handmade in New Mexico.


16″ length with 2″ extension