Vintage Sterling & Turquoise American Indian Pawn Necklace
A fabulous American Indian pawn turquoise and sterling necklace from the 1940-50's! The piece, which is particularly large in size, is comprised of 51 graduating sterling beads. The beads, which were produced by soldering 2 pieces of silver together to form very light, hollow beads and each has an ornately etched surface which adds wonderful detail to the piece. In the center of the necklace are 19 vibrant discs which are made of turquoise. The discs rest within the center beads, adding wonderful detail and completing the design. The beads are strung on fine sterling chain and at the back is a simple yet secure hook clasp. It's a fantastic representation of sterling American Indian jewelry and would make a perfect addition to any collection!
Measurements: The necklace measures approximately 33" long. The sterling beads range in size from 3/8" in diameter and 1/4" thick being the smallest to 3/4" in diameter and 5/8" thick being the largest. Each round turquoise disc ranges in size from 3/4" diameter being the smallest to 1" diameter being the largest.
Condition: The overall condition of the necklace is excellent. Besides normal surface wear, there is no significant damage to the sterling beads or chain or to the turquoise discs. The clasp is secure and in good working condition.