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Silver Buffalo and Bead Necklace

$595.00

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Description

 

Savvy shopper alert! Prize-winning jewelers, Jack and Mary Tom were noted for clean and inventive silver work, and a modern twist to traditional designs. This necklace is handsome proof.

Jack and Mary subsequently divorced, and now work individually, but we recently rediscovered this older, joint piece, and are delighted to offer it at the original price!

The traditional aspect is the buffalo, icon of the Plains. Here, he is boxed in shimmering polished silver, with various good luck signs dramatically stamped, chiseled, and blackened.

The bear paw symbolizes protection, healing, and hunting prowess; a decorative Sunface is bisected by parallel zigzags that symbolize water.

Together, they refer to the Navajo ideal of Nature in balance, which ensures a plentiful harvest.

The buffalo’s face is shown abstractly, but recognizably, with a suggestion of ear and eye. The arrow emerging from his mouth is the heart line, showing where his power is located.

He is the most traditional element in this beautiful necklace. The modern part is found in Mary Tom’s fabulous silver beads.

Flattened rounds are perfectly regular in size and shape, interspersed with long cylinders that echo the gleaming polish of the buffalo pendant.

The ergonomic, curved end pieces are boxed, and also polished, fitting comfortably and flatteringly around the neck. Even the hook and eye are handmade.

With shape, polish and texture, the two parts of this gorgeous necklace are visually related. Both are flawless in execution, as well.

Another oldie, but super-goodie, that will go beautifully with casual, work, or festive outfits. Don’t wait!

 

 

Additional information

Materials

Sterling Silver

Length

27" L including pendant, Pendant is 2 1/2" L with bail x 2 1/2" W