Greetings! I had forgotten that I had this old piece. This is something that I bought way early on in my collecting before I had any idea about NA jewelry. It has always been something of a mystery, and I bought it online without the benefit of being able to see it first. I contacted the seller when I received it and he refunded most of my money but ended up letting me keep it anyway, because it was certainly not as advertised, but the guy was honest and just did not know what he was selling.
Anyone want to hazard a guess on what this may be? The necklace actually seems to be reasonably well constructed and does hang well on the neck, but other than that, it’s either been through hell and someone tried to clean it with something caustic, or it is a material that just has not aged well. The “turquoise” does appear to be dyed but real rocks of some sort, haha. It is not marked Sterling and The answer is that it isn’t, but could pouring bleach or something strong on silver or silver plate turn it like this? It just looks like it’s been beat to heck.
Obviously, this is not a valuable necklace and probably is not native made, but it just seems to be such a mishmash of different components, that I’m interested to see what everyone thinks about it.