Vintage Tommy Singer Navajo Multi-Gemstone 3-Strand Handmade Turquoise Necklace

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Tommy Singer is regarded as one of the greatest contemporary Native American silversmiths.  This multi-strand, multi-gemstone and turquoise necklace is signed with one of his earliest hallmarks, his initial “T” accompanied with the quarter moon (referenced here as a “C” due to the similarity of the shape with the letter). The Navajo believe that bears have supernatural powers and great healing powers.  Central to the design of this necklace are the two bears that adorn each of the sides of the necklace.  Three strands of turquoise and other gemstones varying in size and color drop down from the top single-strand portion of the necklace that features silver ball beads in varying shapes and sizes.

  • Estate, pre-loved, pre-owned
  • Metal: Sterling silver; 925 (tested and verified during product evaluation) on ball and spacer barrel beads and hook clasp closure
  • Measurements: 30”
    • Necklace length: 30” when unclasped and laid out; 15” from top of necklace to bottom of necklace when worn/clasped, 8.5” is the distance from start of turquoise beads down to bottom of necklace (also when worn/clasped)
  • Material: Stone, metal (silver, copper)
  • Gemstones: Strand features hundreds of turquoise beads and other gemstones varying in size, shape, and colors; Other gemstones included are believed to be a mix of blue sodalite, spiny oyster, black onyx, agate, lapis, among others
  • Weight: 140g
  • Shape: Asymmetrical
  • Closure: Hook-and-eye clasp
  • Chain Type: Ball/Bead
  • Overall very good vintage condition
  • Hallmarks: TC sterling (hallmark interpreted as “C” was actually the quarter moon)
  • Signed: Yes 
  • Artist: Tommy Singer
  • Vintage: Yes
  • Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
  • Theme: Nature, animals (bear)
  • Country of Manufacture: United States
  • Item # 1011796 : AXX