Here's another unique handmade creation by Navajo artists Everett and Mary Teller. The 22 inch long necklace consists of five strands of colorful freshwater pearls mixed with smaller saltwater pearls. The necklace is 22 inches long and finished off at both ends with the Teller's signature handmade stamped sterling silver barrel cones and two hooks, so a chain extender could be worn if desired. The barrel cones are stamped with bears, crossed arrows, stars, cacti, cow skulls and other southwestern symbols.
Freshwater pearls are versatile gemstones that are cultivated in freshwater, as opposed to sea or saltwater. These pearls are grown in mussels in freshwater lakes commercially in China, and in other bivalve mussels that live in lakes, riverbeds and creek bottoms in Japan as well the United States (Mississippi River Basin). A saltwater pearl is a pearl produced by a saltwater mollusk in a saline environment. Freshwater pearls come in a huge range of shapes, sizes and colors. The shape of the saltwater pearl is naturally more round than freshwater cultured pearls. On this necklace the smaller white round shaped pearls are cultured saltwater pearls while the bigger, colorful and more irregular shaped pearls are freshwater ones.
Brand new and in excellent condition! Gift box and Authenticity Card included. Purchased directly from the artists, Everett & Mary Teller.
Check our other listings for matching turquoise bead bracelets, created by the same artists.
About Everett & Mary Teller: Everett & Mary Teller are a Navajo couple from Lukachukia, Arizona who have been making jewelry since 1988. They carefully design their pieces and select the stones using a wide variety of natural stones. They show their work in galleries as well as prestigious art shows such as The Heard Museum and Santa Fe Indian Markets. The workmanship is impeccable - you can always depend upon quality when you purchase a piece of Everett & Mary Teller jewelry.