Necklace consists of bench made sterling silver melon beads and round beads strung on wire with hook and eye closure. Looks very old, two of the melon beads are crushed and three have minor blemishes, photo 9.
The stringing wire is misshapen, see photo 10, but hangs well on the neck. Sterling can become dark, as you see here, and can be polished back to a beautiful shine with a soft sterling polishing cloth. Never out of style, Southwest jewelry is an investment in enjoyment to last a lifetime. Necklace is 16.5 long 2 Sterling Round Beads measures 7 mm round. 18 Sterling Round Beads measures 5 mm round.16 Sterling Melon Beads measure 18 mm long by 6 mm wide Total Weight = 17.7 grams Questions??? Please ask before purchasing to avoid any misunderstandings. Not included not for sale. The item "Vintage Turquoise16.5 Sterling Bead Necklace of Hand Made Melon & Bench Beads" is in sale since Sunday, January 24, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "thisisit338" and is located in Brighton, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.