Saucer Bead Necklace with Lapis - Museum Shop Collection
Early civilizations used shells,seeds, tusks and pebbles to adorn their bodies, often in the belief that they would protect them from harmful forces. With the advent of agriculture, new materials such as gold and precious stones became available. Jewelry served to embellish the body as well as to
signal wealth and status. Through trade, travel and conquests native art would influence and inspire styles in distant regions as evidenced by the rich treasures our ancestors left behind.
Materials: pewter with gold finish, lapis
"S" hook closure
Length: 18 inches
Made in the U.S.A.