Sterling silver beads range from 19 mm to 11 mm diameter. 23" long.
Each bead is handmade: the sterling silver is hand cut, stamped, and punched for a hole. Then two halves are are hand-soldered and polished and the finished beads are strung on a chain.
Long - Navajo Sterling Silver
- $582 plus s/h
Paula says - "This is a beautifully stamped bead necklace with the last 17 end beads on the ends left smooth (not stamped).
"If you want to be able to wear one of these necklaces a little longer sometimes, buy one of our necklace extenders."
earrings are 1 3/4" long.
Sterling silver clasp and stamped cone ends.
100% solid silver won't tarnish but it is too soft to use for making jewelry - it could easily be scratched, dented and bent. Sterling silver has a small amount of one or more other metals usually copper, added to the silver. To be called sterling silver, the alloy must contain at least 92.5% pure silver. Sterling silver alloy is harder than pure silver but the added metals also can cause discoloration or tarnish.