Hi Paula, a few months about I emailed pics of a necklace I owned and wanted to know if you could tell me something about it. Hadn’t heard back and thought I would try again. I can email photos, but the make up of the necklance is silver beads and black beads that seem to not be stone or glass. They actually seem to be plastic. The chain is silver along with the Sheild with feathers. But I don’t see a mark. Thank you for any help you can offer. Eileen
Yeah I usually run about 2 months behind on answering questions, then Christmas came and I got even behinder !
Well it is hard to say for sure from a photo, but as soon as you said plastic, I thought acoma jet because it is very lightweight and sometimes is mistaken for plastic by people who haven’t seen or handled any jet items before. If the silver is sterling silver, I would bet the black beads are acoma jet.
If the silver is just silver tone metal, then it could be that the black beads are plastic.
The silver beads and end findings do look Native American style. The round beads look like bench made old style necklace beads.
Without seeing it in person or being able to test it for sterling and without any hallmarks, that is about the best I can do !