I have a very old Native American bead necklace, that has hand tooled (hammered maybe?) brass pieces that hang on the end. It also has four sea shells on it and two small shells clasp the necklace together. It is 18″ long. As you can see in the photos I’ve attached, it is in excellent condition.
My friend’s great grandmother gave it to her. She didn’t like it and gave it to me.
I would like to sell it. However, I don’t know where to start to accomplish that.
Can you help me? If not, do you know who might be able to?
Thanks. I look forward to your reply.
I don’t recognize anything about this necklace that would indicate it was Native American made.
It looks like it could be from the Caribbean which is a broad term for over 700 Islands located to the south of Florida and which include Aruba, Barbados, the Cayman Islands, Saint Croix, The Bahamas, Antigua, Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Dominica, Montserrat, Saba, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, Saint Thomas, Saint John, Tortola, Grenada, Saint Vincent, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Trinidad & Tobago.
Because this area is relatively close to the US and has its own native peoples, it is not uncommon for people to think of items from this region as native american, but they are not.
The term Native American refers to Indians from the United States.
I’d suggest an online auction such as eBay.
Best of luck,
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