Authentic Navajo Pearls(Bench Beads) are made entirely by the hands of Navajo silversmiths. Making each & every bead is a extremely labor intensive process..
These are made with the silver being melted, rolled & then go through a lengthy process by cutting, drilling each hole, soldering, filing, hand stamping (If any), hand finishing them & then stringing each, one by one. All these things contribute as to why they stand out above the rest! There is nothing used by manufactures to make them get made faster & nothing youll find in these are done in a commercial way. These are made the Old School way & unlike machine cut, touristy, commercial, overseas made beads, these are validated in not only what you will see by eye, but you may find that there may be just a slight variation in the millimeter of the size of beads.. Many times you can also see it in the seams, depending how much time is spent making the seam flawless.
Navajo Rose Martin is a NM native who resides on the Navajo reservation, in Pinedale, NM just outside Crown Point, which is right in the heart of the Navajo Reservation. She is the descendant of a multi generation family who were the 1st to start making Navajo Pearls decades ago & with each generation, each learn the art of making traditional Navajo Pearls..
Rose has now been making them for at least 30 years & is considered A MASTER, making these impeccable time consuming beads. You wont find this artist making nothing other than beads, so you are guaranteed a Navajo Pearl necklace by one after decades of doing these, definitely knows what she is doing! She is now teaching her children the art of making these Pearls.
Her designer beads are the "Gucci, the Armani, the Rolls Royce" of all Navajo Pearls made in today's market.. You won't get a better made bead or a better looking necklace that what you will get with this designer..
She knows how to'rock the house & quiet a room with her outstanding made beaded necklaces. The beads are made in a very bold, chunky, dramatic & VERY grandeur style!! Watch the reaction when you wear something like this! They are made in a shorter and chunkier!
Choker style length that sits high on the neckline.. I love the shorter choker length, since the presence is much more noticeable because of the length & size of the beads & sits right where the viewer's eye goes. The necklace graduates somewhat in size as they extend to the ends while all the beads are still in the larger size.
(See beads size below) While each bead is bulky, the gauge of sterling is not hefty. It comes with a 2-1/2" hand made link extender, so you can wear this from approximately 18-3/4" to approximately 21. Because the beads are so large, tends to make a necklace of this length sit higher on the neck because of their bulkiness. This will go with just about anything from your best black outfit to anything in between! Made for the woman with'exquisite' tastes & is sophisticated in style to say the least!
These are "Blessed" with sage before going out to the market. Please Note: With making hand made beads, you are not paying for the weight of the silver nor the materials, but rather the time!
LARGEST BEAD SIZE: 37 mm(1.46). SMALLEST BEAD SIZE: 19 mm Range (About 3/4 Round). WEARABLE LENGTH: 18-3/4 (Without Extender) to 21 (With Extender). WEIGHT: 5.6 Ounces (158 Grams).
STYLE:Navajo Bench Bead Necklace - Authentic Navajo Pearl Necklace. TECHNIQUE: EVERYTHING Made by Hand(Read "About Navajo Pearls"). HALLMARK:Rose Martin/Sterling (See last photo). Unless the necklace is defective, (which it isn't) there is now a 3% charge that will be taken out from the total price you paid, if there is return. (This applies to buyers remorse, too big, too small, too heavy, etc)This is one good reason why you should go over measurements, weights before purchasing & read all the detail I provided you with & ask any questions/concerns you may have beforehand.
In order to give close up photos & provide you with all the detail, pictures can tend to make the item look much more larger & more magnified than in actuality. Close up's can make the item look even larger & then you get them in hand & they turn out to be smaller than it looked in the photos! So please, to get a accurate idea of how big these are, please pull out a tape measure & compare to my given measurements.If you find the item is not as great as I think it is, it does not mean the item is'not as described'. The item "Navajo-ROSE MARTIN-Authentic-Hand Made-Navajo Pearl/Bench Bead Choker Necklace" is in sale since Tuesday, January 12, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "platadesantafejewelry" and is located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States.