32" necklace with round, saucer and melon style Navajo pearls. The artist has added rough cut Kingman turquoise round slabs. These individual pieces have beautiful blue-green coloring. The rustic feel of this necklace echos jewelry of the 1960's 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.