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Navajo Sterling Silver Benchmade 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. Oxidized for an antique look. Handmade in New Mexico.

Measurements:

10mm beads, 18″ length

$260.00
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$260.00
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