Contoured stamped sterling silver cones approximately 3 1/2" long.
Paula says - "This is a beautifully made necklace and very unique. The colors of the heishi are exquisite. The 5 strand necklace is finished off with long contoured stamped sterling cones. The handmade abalone pendant makes a perfect night sky that is decorated with a sunface and four stars. A lovely white mother of pearl bird is flying through a window over the mountains. A lovely piece of wearable art.
"In my opinion, this necklace shows all the design characteristics and workmanship of being Native American 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."
1 3/4" x 1 1/2" not including bail.
Back of pendant with mother of pearl bird.
Is it Mother of Pearl or Abalone?
Mother of pearl, also known as nacre, is the outer coating of pearls and is also a protective layer that forms the lining of some mollusks including abalone. It is strong, resilient, and iridescent, which means that it changes color as the angle of view or the angle of light changes. Mother of pearl from most mollusks has a milky white or silver appearance, whereas mother of pearl from abalone has dark rainbow hues. Read more . . .
NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.
LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
|A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance.|
|30 years or older.|
|New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.|
|An item that has been used.|
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 NOS items, even if they are Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.