Vintage Sterling Navajo Coral Necklace, Sallie Yazzie, 18", 51.25gr. Statement/Ornate
Vintage Sterling Navajo Coral Necklace - Sallie Yazzie - signed SY sterling. Elaborate Navajo design with a drop pendant 9 nearly 1/2" coral stones - sawtooth bezel set, teardrop pendant that is 1-7/8" long and 1.5" wide. It has still silver side pieces as part of the necklace with six coral nuggets on each side and very detailed silver design with stamped designs. The bottom coral piece on the left was a repair job and it is actually resin with lacquer over it. They matched the color pretty good but the top of it is off - can be worn as is but I'd have the piece replaced. The price is reduced because of this. I saw a very similar necklace to this in Etsy that was selling for over $1,200. The difference was the way the pendant attached to the side pieces had a little more elaborate design. This is 18" long and weight is 51.25 grams. It is about 11mm -12mm wide on the side pieces and then transitions into an alternating linked chain of round and oblong links with a spring clasp. I'm not exactly sure of the age. As I am listing this and look more closely at the piece it looks like someone coated some of the nuggets on the right side of the side piece as you can see a red glossy coating over the sawtooth bezel on some stones and those stones have a more red color - the four top stones on the left side do not have that and they match the stones in the pendant. I have no idea why they would do that to the stones as they appear to be the same somes as in the pendant - perhaps to match the one stone they repaired. It is still a great piece to wear as is or to restore by removing the coating or replacing the stones that are not in their natural state. I have significantly reduced the price of this piece because of the coating on these stones and the one broken stone. See photos. (Lot Loc. W.9.2218.G.9X - LD 10/18/18).
We carry mostly vintage jewelry across all themes in my stores and listings. We have our own store and are and have been known as stampshopgirl in Ebay and have been since I think 2003. At one point we had a gift shop/rubber stamping store and switched over to vintage jewelry about six years ago on a full time basis, which also including taking and completing gemology classes as well as jewelry appraisal studies. We carry limited other vintage items and am trying to change our presence to marias vintage and estate treasures. You may see both names until the migration is complete. You can find us on pinterest where all ebay items and other venues are categorized - mariasvinta0654.
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