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Alice Platero (Navajo) Rolled Turquoise Jacla Necklace

  Lot # JB118
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Alice Platero (Navajo) Rolled Turquoise Jacla Necklace

This Alice Platero (Navajo) Rolled Turquoise Jacla Necklace represents a beautiful intersection of Navajo craftsmanship and Santo Domingo stylistic influences. This piece showcases rolled turquoise beads, known for their vibrant uniformity and symbolic representation of life's continuity. The central feature of the necklace is a striking handcrafted sterling silver bean with spiny oyster shell and turquoise, which adds a dramatic contrast. The necklace's jacla is adorned with smaller turquoise beads, tipped with orange spiny oyster shells, symbolizing raindrops vital for life in the desert regions.


  • Artist: Alice Platero, Navajo
  • Material: Turquoise, Spiny Oyster, Sterling Silver
  • Signatures:
    • Silver beads signed "AP" (Alice Platero)
    • Signed on central silver bead and both cylinder bead stones
  • Necklace:
    • 198 turquoise stones
    • Graduated bead size from 8.45 mm to 17.75 mm
  • Jacla:
    • 58 turquoise and 5 spiny oyster beads
    • Graduated bead size from 7.41 mm to 11.35 mm
  • Central Spiny Oyster Stone:
    • Size: 29.58 mm x 11.40 mm
  • Construction:
    • Strung on a sterling foxtail chain
    • Traditional hook clasp

Good, We'll Leave The Polishing To You
One Spiny Oyster Bead is Rough on One End


  • Size and Weight:
    • Total weight: 239.1 grams
    • Necklace length: 32 inches
    • Jacla drop: 4.5 inches

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Lot # JB118
System ID # 17133790
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