This is a beautiful authentic Native American Indian necklace by Navajo Indian artists. Indian jewelry of the southwest is very popular because of the natural materials used and traditional craftsmanship. When you think about Native adornment, American Indian jewelry, North American Indian jewelry there is a certain appeal that is readily identified in quality handcrafted jewelry.
Southwestern Indian jewelry uses the elements of nature that all cultures love. With both necklaces and earrings, turquoise, coral and shell as well as precious stones, glass beads, sterling silver and fetish animals set the standard.
This beautiful necklace is authentic Native American jewelry made by Navajo Indian artist, Verna Nez. Verna works in the Four Corners area near Shiprock, making jewelry. Verna learned the craft from her mother but didn't begin to make jewelry until later in life when she desired to move off of the reservation. Her jewelry is now her only source of income. She enjoys making jewelry and has in turn taught her daughter who specializes in bead work. Authentic Native American, Tribe: Navajo - Measures 19.5"