Navajo Mercury Dime Head Bead Squash Blossom Necklace With Kingman Turquoise & Matching Earrings – SB#1063
Mercury Dime Head Bead Squash Blossom Necklace With Kingman Turquoise Bead Spacers And Center Stone. Necklace Complimented With Matching Earrings. Masterfully Handmade And Designed By Navajo Artist JAMES McCABE. Mercury Head Dimes Were Minted By The U.S. Government From 1916-1945. These Dimes Have Been Reported To Consist Of 90% Silver And 10% Copper.
Artist Hallmark: “J Mc, Navajo” (inscribed on back of Naja and on squash blossom of one earring.)
Materials/Technique For Necklace: 50 Mercury Head Dime Beads Hand Strung And Hand Soldered, 10 Of Which Are Each Hand Soldered To Handmade Sterling Silver Squash Blossoms; Kingman Turquoise Bead Spacers; Sterling Silver Cones, Link Chains With “Hook & Eye” Connector Positioned On Opposite Ends; Mercury Head Button Soldered On Top Of “Hook” Connector
Materials/Technique For Naja: Tufa Stone Cast Sterling Silver; Stampwork; Appliquéd 1884 Silver Dollar Coin; Sterling Silver Squash Blossom With Hanging Mercury Head Dime Bead; Mercury Head Dime Halves Soldered To Each End of Naja
Materials/Technique For Each Earring: Handmade Sterling Silver Squash Blossom With A Hand Soldered Mercury Head Dime; Handmade Sterling Silver French Ear Wire With A Kingman Turquoise Bead.
Necklace Length: 33″ (including Naja)
Necklace Weight: 377 grams (including Naja)
Naja Height: 4.87″
Naja Width: 2.88″
Earring Length: 2.2″
Earrings Weight: 7 grams each
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