This not a Native American necklace, obviously, but I thought the beads are interesting. All metal is sterling silver, and the beads are cold to the touch and passed the acetone test. There is no matrix, but a few beads have black spots.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
You think of this color being more Chinese than Sleeping Beauty from Arizona. However, if it is a real turquoise material it could be lots of things.
Thanks, the thing is, they don’t feel like howlite or magnesite, or anything like that at all, very polished, I guess stabilized, and not soft at all. It also a quality sterling silver clasp and bead accent. Bought this at a thrift shop for not much, but just curious.
When did you go to China? Was it to buy Turquoise? It would be a trip of a lifetime thats for sure. Do you mind looking at my carved Turquoise for me?