Graduate Navajo Pearl Necklace
Oxidized Sterling Silver Graduate Navajo Pearl Necklace By Artist Virginia Tso. This necklace features oxidized sterling silver graduated hand made beads with a hook and eye closure. This necklace center pearl measures 28mm to 9mm and is 26 inches.
Navajo Artist: Virginia Tso
Award-winning Native American jewelry artist Virginia Tso grew up on the Navajo Reservation near Pinedale, New Mexico. At the young age of five, she began helping her parents and grandparents with their jewelry-making and at the age of 12, began making jewelry on her own. Her paternal grandparents were well-known jewelry artists whose last name was Silversmith.
Tso learned the art of silver bead-making by assisting her grandmother, who lived until the age of 108. Now with over 40+ years of experience in silver bead-making, Tso creates necklaces from hand-made beads in various sizes and shapes.
Tso’s high-quality craftsmanship has garnered her numerous prizes including First and Second Place at the Inter-Tribal Ceremonial Festival in Gallup, New Mexico.