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Jack Tom, Navajo - Sterling Silver
Vintage Handmade Coral Tab Necklace
HK Item #N706

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Authentic Native American sterling silver saucer bead and Coral Tab Necklace 17 inch by Navajo artisan Jack Tom

size
17";
tabs 1 3/8" x 3/4";
15 mm hand made saucer beads
weight
99 grams
materials
coral, read about stones;
sterling silver, Read about silver;
foxtail chain
condition
vintage, pre-owned, excellent vintage condition; bright patina; stones firmly set with no cracks or chips
hallmarks
stamped: STERLING JT
[ IHMJ is Indian Hand Made Jewelry ]
artist
Jack Tom, Navajo

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Authentic Native American sterling silver saucer bead and Coral Tab Necklace 17 inch by Navajo artisan Jack Tom

Authentic Native American sterling silver saucer bead and Coral Tab Necklace 17 inch by Navajo artisan Jack Tom

Authentic Native American sterling silver saucer bead and Coral Tab Necklace 17 inch by Navajo artisan Jack Tom

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Jack Tom, Navajo
Vintage Handmade Coral Tab Necklace

N706 - $2,250 plus s/h
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Paula says - "Beads like these that are slightly flattened are called saucer or rondelle beads."

Authentic Native American sterling silver saucer bead and Coral Tab Necklace 17 inch by Navajo artisan Jack Tom

Authentic Native American sterling silver saucer bead and Coral Tab Necklace 17 inch by Navajo artisan Jack Tom

15 mm hand made saucer beads and eight coral tabs 1 3/8" x 3/4" - strung on foxtail.

Authentic Native American sterling silver saucer bead and Coral Tab Necklace 17 inch by Navajo artisan Jack Tom

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About Jack Tom  (1948 - )

Jack Tom was born on the Navajo reservationat in Arizona. He began his jewelry career in 1971 and continues to produce beautiful work. Jack has a deep appreciation and respect for his ancient Navajo heritage and the symbols of his rich culture. He also incorporates Hopi motifs, something he attributes to his Hopi grandmother. In 1979, while working on the railroad, Jack was struck by lightning, which may explain why he uses a lot of lightning patterns in his jewelry. Jack has won ribbons from all the major Indian art shows, including the Heard Museum, Santa Fe Indian Market, Museum of Norther Arizona, and Eight Northern Pueblos. (excerpted from Silver and Stone, Profiles of American Indian Jewelers by Mark Bahti)

About Red Coral

Red Coral is the common name given to Corallium Rubrum and several related species of marine coral. Red coral is a collection of hundreds of tiny animals living together in a colonies that resemble small leafless bushes growing on dark, rocky seabottom. The coral skeleton is composed hard calcium carbonate, colored in shades of red from pale pink to deep red. It can be semi-translucent to opaque. It is naturally matte, but can be polished to a glassy shine. Red coral is frequently dyed to enhance color and it can also be impregnated with resins or epoxies to fill surface fissures and flaws.

Coral jewelry has been found in ancient Egyptian and prehistoric European burials. The Romans believed coral could protect children from harm, as well as cure bites from snakes and scorpions and diagnose diseases by changing colour. Read more . . .

About Silver

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.

Read more about silver.

What is Foxtail?

Foxtail chain is a fine, strong chain made with two rows of oval links arranged at 45° to one another and connected by small flat links running down the chain’s centre. This creates a braided or woven effect with a directional grain and a fullness which gives the appearance of the hairs on a fox’s tail. Foxtail withstands the constant friction of beads moving around without fraying, breaking or stretching out of shape and is often used for stringing large or heavy beads that could cut or damage cord or string.

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.
Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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Patina
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.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

Our Rescue Mission
of
Native American Indian Jewelry and Artifacts

Native American Jewelry blog tips and informationWe are in the vintage Native American jewelry rescue business and are passionate about finding new homes for used and vintage jewelry and artifacts. That's why we purchase Native American pieces from estates, inheritances, collection downsizing and New Old Stock (NOS) inventory from closed stores.

Often people contact us after taking a box of Native American jewelry to their local pawn shop and find that a pawn shop is mainly interested in melt value of the metals and not in preserving the beautiful historic pieces. To hear that people have considered selling these treasures for melt value makes us truly sad.

Melt value is usually far below what we would offer for the jewelry. Yet we can't pay retail price for items because of the time and cost involved in finding new homes for them. We have to research, often repair and restore the jewelry, photograph and list each item on our website, and sometimes hold pieces in inventory for years until the right buyer comes along.

We hope you'll find something special in our vintage shop that will complete yet another circle of our jewelry re-homing mission.

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