Posted 4 years ago
I picked up this beautiful LAPIS LAZULI & SILVER BEAD NECKLACE and matching screw back EARRINGS. I'm not sure if it is Native American but it it certainly has a Native American style. I suppose it could also have been made in Mexico.
The necklace measures approximately 20 1/4" open and is made up of 16 polished lapis lazuli beads measuring about 5/16" each and grouped in pairs, with a 1/4" silver bead on either side. The bead groups are on wire, and they are separated by a 1" stretched flat oval silver disc.
There is also a pair of beautiful matching earrings. Each earring is made up of a smaller 1/4" lapis lazuli bead resting on top of a larger, 5/16" lapis bead. They are suspended on a wire with a small silver bead on the bottom. The dangle earrings measure about 1 3/8" in length and are attached to a silver U shaped back with a single silver bead face and a screw back. I could find no marks on any of the jewelry.
I am not a jewelry aficionado by any stretch of the imagination I am hoping someone can give me an idea as to the age of this wonderful old set. I was guessing maybe the 1920's to maybe the early 1940's because of the screw backs. (My apology for the plethora of dust on the black background. Didn't notice it until the pics were on screen.) Any information is always appreciated. Thank you in advance.