Striking sterling and turquoise necklace by Navajo silversmith Fred Thompson (1921-2002). He is considered one of the 20th century's top Navajo silversmiths and became famous for creating bold, classic designs using the highest quality natural stones. He began producing at the age of 15 and created his own stamps and gave the utmost attention to every detail of his work as evidenced in this necklace. Measuring 14 1/2" end to end, it is 1"wide in the center and weighs 51 grams. It is in fine original condition with no chips or cracks to the vibrant stones. Hallmarked as shown. Truly beautiful on as well as comfortable, Fred Thompson's pieces are highly collectible.