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Paula says - "These are hand made sterling silver beads. Each bead is hand drawn, punched for holes, stamped, soldered, polished and hand strung on foxtail.
"These handmade sterling silver bead necklaces are often called Navajo Pearls or Desert Pearls.
"In my opinion, this necklace shows all the design characteristics and workmanship of being Navajo made. But because there is no hallmark that we can attribute to a specific artist we can't legally sell it as Native American made - read more."
14 mm stamped beads strung on chain.
25 inches long end to end.
The US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be made by an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the artist for many vintage items, even if they are authentic Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.