This vintage three-strand necklace is made with gold-plated bird fetishes and tubular beads. I find these necklaces occasionally in silver plate, sometimes in sterling silver, but this is the first time I have seen a gold tone metal. The tubular beads if made of silver or silver plate are called "liquid silver," and so these ones are called "liquid gold." The birds are cast, and some00the longer bird--cast fetishes from this era were made from a Zuni fetish carver's birds, although generally these metal bird fetish necklaces are not Native American made. Hence, we call them Southwestern, or Native American style. They were extremely popular in the 1970s and 1980s, largely because they generally have such great presence. These ones also have nice weight. The necklace is strung so the strands are somewhat nested, although the bottom two strands seems to be almost the same length. We can see some of the plating rubbing off of the hook and one or two of the birds.
The necklaces range from a little over 23" for the shortest to a around 24-1/2" (including the length of the curve, not clasp to clasp) on the longest. So factor in hang length of 11" for the shortest to 12" for the longest, give or take depending on the girth of your neck. There are 33 total bird fetishes. Weighs 39g.
One of a kind Southwestern jewelry for the person who loves gold.
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