I bought this necklace at a yard sale recently and was wondering if you could share any information about it? Zuni? Navajo? Any idea of it’s value?
Thank you very much!!!
Janet in Montana
Your lovely pearly necklace does not look like any Native American necklace I have ever seen.
Although the cone ends and the hook closure are typical of NA jewelry, for me that is where the similarity ends.
I can’t tell if the white beads are plastic, bone, shell or ??? – do you know?
I’d say NOT Native American made.
PS Russ Nobbs brings up an important point related to any jewelry and here necklaces. When distinguishing between Native American made and Native American strung…….usually when one says Native American made, it refers to the silver beads being hand made by a Native American silversmith such as the fluted bead which are handmade and signed by Virgina Tso.
On the other hand, Native American strung necklaces can be made of any beads but put together by a Native American person, and as Russ points out, those beads are often purchased from suppliers and can be of many materials and origins.
PPS Russ Nobbs used the word “hogan” beads for fluted and here are some manufactured hogan beads.