Vintage turquoise nugget choker silver beads Old Pawn necklace chunk turquoise jewelry

$295.80

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This beautiful chunk turquoise necklace was purchased in Albuquerque by a now-resident on her first visit to the city, in the 1970s or 80s. The piece is made with large pieces of natural turquoise, stabilized to prevent the turquoise from crumbling as much of it is matrixed and contains mother stone or veins. The size of these chunks--all uneven in size yet graduating from largest in the center to smaller as it moves outward--makes the choker a true statement piece. That and the variety of color in the turquoise, from light blue to sky blue to a piece or two that are so matrixed they seem almost black or brown. Silver bench beads finish off the ends, and finally silver cones. Should be noted that both cones are bent, and one is quite bent. Still, those parts are at the very back and not visible unless you have short hair and are being seen from the back. Because the piece is unmarked, we cannot say for certain that it is Native American; however, we believe it is Navajo.

The turquoise chunks from over 1" in length to about 1/2" and about about 1/2" to 1/8" wide. The silver beads have a lovely patina, and as mentioned the cones are bent from age and wear. The necklace overall is 16" long and is strung rather tightly on wire.

A great boho choker that will be noticed and seen!


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