I received a beautiful set of vintage sterling silver and turquoise Navajo Pearls last year – They are inscribed with “MW” on a hallmark disk.
This is the first necklace like this I’ve seen so I asked some friends who have been in the NA jewelry business their whole lives about the necklace and thought I’d share what they said.
I was told the beads were made by in the mid 1970s by Navajo silversmith Martha Wilson and the inlay was done by a Zuni artist, Rosemary White. Martha Wilson worked out of the Bluewater Lake area. Has anyone else seen Navajo Pearls like this? Paula