Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Concho Beads with Paua Shell
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Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver
Domed Concho Beads with Paua Shell

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Vintage Sterling Silver Concho Beads with Paua Shell

14 concho beads - Each is two pieces of
sterling silver with a hollow space between.

The bottom of each bead is plain domed silver.
The top has stamping and a beautiful
sea green Paua shell set into it.

Blue Paua shell is a type of abalone that is only found in the cool blue waters of New Zealand. It is prized for its highly iridescent mother-of-pearl luster.

Size
1 is 1 1/2" in diameter
10 are 1 1/4" in diameter
3 are 1" in diameter
Weight
119 grams
Stones
Paua Shell
Hallmark
Fred Guerro
Artist
Fred Guerro, Navajo

Vintage Sterling Silver Concho Beads with Paua Shell

According to "Hallmarks of the Southwest" by Barton Wright
Fred Guerro is a Navajo silversmith from Puertocito, New Mexico.

 

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Vintage Sterling Silver Concho Beads with Paua Shell

All stones are undamaged and firmly set.
Each concho bead has a hole drilled in it.

It is easy to see how this was at one time a necklace with the large bead as the center.
Great to reconstruct the necklace or use for another project.

Vintage Sterling Silver Concho Beads with Paua Shell

Vintage Sterling Silver Concho Beads with Paua Shell

Stamped "FRED GUERRO".

 

14 Vintage Sterling Silver
Paua Shell Concho Beads
$125

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