Nice piece I picked up. All sterling and aside from the patina in really good shape. I am a big fan of Bell Trading Post and will most likely keep this for my collection. Just wondering if anyone out there would know of the value. I have seen a couple similar to it online, but the markings are different and others are not all sterling. Any Thoughts?
I don’t know when Bell Trading stopped making jewelry. I wonder if this naja has been restrung on these beads. They look seamless and I don’t know that history either. Do the beads feel heavy? Would be interested in seeing the others you found online, do you have a link?
They stopped in '72. It does have a nice weight to it. The whole thing weighs 125g. Couple of links below. I wish we knew more about this trading post!!
That necklace is the same thing, incredible. I don’t think it is as old as the 1950s. Seems like a heavy bead, this necklace is just slightly more https://perrynulltrading.com/kenneth-jones-squash-blossom-necklace-sleeping-beauty-turquoise-navajo in weight. I would scratch a bead and see if it is plated. I would follow this necklace and see what happens, the price this dealer has makes sense to me.