Triangle Tube Bead Necklace

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Triangle Tube Bead Necklace

Sterling Silver Stamped Tube Bead and Navajo Pearl Necklace by Jasper Nelson. This unique necklace features alternating Navajo Pearls and Triangular-shaped tube beads. Each side of the tube beads are stamped with two mirrored Bears. It measures 22″ and has a hook-and-eye closure.

Navajo Pearls

Authentic Navajo Pearls are sterling silver beads made entirely by hand by Native American silversmiths. Navajo Pearls are crafted by using heavy gauge sterling silver from which they cut, stamp, drill, solder, file, polish, and string. Each bead is very labor intensive, therefore much more expensive than bench made beads. Because the beads are made individually, slight variations occur from bead to bead.

Sterling silver has always been a popular choice for jewelry because of the metal’s sparkling beauty and versatility. Since the dawn of civilization, men and women have been captivated by silver’s spell and splendor. Throughout the ages this mystical white metal has been used to mark historical milestones, celebrations, achievements and special occasions.

No one knows with certainty when the first silver gift was bestowed. But as early as 3,100 B.C., ambassadors from Crete were already bringing silver vases as gifts for Egyptian rulers. The metal’s popularity has even influenced our languages and customs. A silver spoon has symbolized great fortune and privilege since the 17th century when the Spanish writer Cervantes cleverly acknowledged that not everyone was born with one in his mouth. The tradition of the “silver anniversary” dates back to Germany where it was customary to present a silver wreath to a woman after 25 years of marriage.

Native American Artist: Jasper Nelson jaspernelson

Navajo jewelry artist Jasper Nelson is known for his gorgeous handmade sterling silver beads and stunning silverwork. Creating one-of-a-kind pieces using hand tools and techniques that rely on skill and patience, Nelson’s Navajo Pearls, the most iconic of Navajo necklaces, are works of art as much as they are fashion statements. A skilled silversmith, Nelson has developed his own unique style and perfected the techniques that have been passed down from generation to generation in his family. Nelson has received many awards for his silverwork and his pieces are in collections across the country and around the world.