This is a set of fine handmade beads by Navajo smith Shirley Johnson. This 19-inch strand has seventeen graduated, stamped beads in the center of the strand. The remainder of the beads on the strand are not stamped. Because the center bead is the largest in such a strand, a pendant is not meant to be worn with such beads because it will not stay on the middle bead. Graduated strands such as this are made to be worn for their own beauty without a pendant.
Sterling beads: 6 mm. to 16 mm. diameter
Weight: 49 grams