These handmade beads are crafted by an unknown Navajo artist. Made from solid sterling silver. Each of the 67 bead's measure approximately 10 mm each. This 20" necklace is a wonderful example Navajo pearls. Their heavy feel is typical of this era of jewelry. Very rare. STERLING SILVER HANDMADE NAVAJO PEARLS Navajo Pearls are traditionally made sterling silver beads. Silver beads are a traditional art form for Diné silversmiths, and the beads have as many expressions as there are artisans.... Making the beads is a time-consuming process. Each bead begins with silver that has to be melted, rolled and cut.