This vintage choker necklace was made for someone young, perhaps a teenager, circa 1970s to 1980s, and it features a sandcast bear claw pendant with a small turquoise stone, and heishi made predominantly of red coral and a white shell with warm color tints, possibly a light spiny oyster or olive shell. I love the fact that the pendant has turquoise yet the heishi is predominantly red and white. That makes it a red-white-blue combination. Bear is a powerful healer and protector to many cultures, and so the bear claw represents that spirit. Great piece for someone who is protective. While it is a unisex style, just know that it will not fit a very thick neck. The claw has no markings, but it is positive for sterling silver using the JSP acid test. We believe this is Navajo or Santo Domingo, but since we can't say for sure, we call it Southwestern.
The choker measures about 16" long tip to tip. The pendant measures about 1" wide by a little over 1-1/2" tall. A little bit of stiffness in the stringing, which I believe is wire. Otherwise in good condition.
Perfect gift for the protective person with a hippie soul.
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