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The necklace has 8 bear claws and 8 beautiful turquoise stone with matrix accented by 9 coral pieces.
Paula says -
"This vintage necklace is about 20 years old - the turquoise stones are beautiful ! Wonderful patina overall. It is in excellent condition with no damage to stones, claws or sterling silver."
Bear Claw Naja is 2 1/2" x 2".
When laid out flat, with side pieces next to each other, it measures 15" down the center from the clasp to the bottom of the naja.
The items in the San Diego Collection came from an estate collection of a California widower. His wife had collected Native American jewelry during the 1960s - 1980s and was particularly fond of squash blossom necklaces and Santo Domingo stone and heishi necklaces. She also had a very nice collection of bracelets, some of which were made by artists whose work is now highly collectible.