There are silverplated beads interspersed, with nickel silver end cones and beads. This is strung on a heavy twine and knotted at the end. The older Navajo necklaces were made this way and clasps were not used, but rather knotted to the desired length and then worn over the head. These were crafted for the early tourist trade going back to the 1950's and 1960's. The necklace has shell beads as part of the design.
The necklace does show typical age and wearing for a piece this old. 35 long and would require unknotting the necklace to make it shorter. There aren't too many necklaces this old that are as intact as this one. In addition, I sell items for Native Americans and from personal collections. Please feel free to contact me with any questions about my items.
Please let me know ahead of time. I will try my best to get the item out sooner. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American: US\1935-Now\Jewelry". The seller is "artpottery" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped to United States.