This engaging Necklace showcases a Sterling Silver Buffalo Pendant by Johnson Todacheeny, an award winning Navajo designer and artisan who worked in the 1960’s at the White Hogan, a world renowned jewelry studio in Scottsdale, AZ. The Buffalo is a substantial piece at 2-1/4 inches wide by 1-3/4 inches tall, plus the Bail. It is beautifully stamped and etched with Native American symbols, including a Bear Track, thought to symbolize reflection and self-observation. The front of the Buffalo is slightly convex, adding dimension, and the Sterling has a polished sheen. The Pendant hangs from a hinged Bail, allowing greater movement. The piece is stamped on the back with the artist’s hallmark and “Sterling.” It is in excellent condition. We’ve paired the Sterling Buffalo with 5 strands of green Vintage Glass Trade Beads, approximately 4x6mm in size and subtly striped with tones of charcoal, gray and red. The Trade Beads are complemented by 5mm bronze Czechoslovakian Nailheads, adding color depth and subdued sparkle. The Beads are highlighted by 6x9mm Ornate Sterling Silver Cylinders and 4mm 3-Sided Stamped Sterling Cubes. The Necklace transitions to 5 strands of tortoise-colored Penn Shell Heishi at the top of the piece, streamlining the silhouette and enhancing wearer comfort. It is finished with Sterling Silver Cones and an oversized Sterling Silver Toggle Clasp and adorned with a Southwest Designs Sterling Charm. The Necklace weighs 122 grams and is 22 inches long, plus the Pendant.
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