Navajo Spiny Oyster Bar Necklace

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Four red ovals of spiny oyster shell are set in a sterling silver bar, highlighting the shells' natural color gradients and striations. Navajo artists have traded in spiny oyster shell since the 19th century, transforming its menacing spikes into coveted jewels.

This jewelry item comes packaged in a white box (pictured).

Museum Story

The National Museum of the American Indian cares for one of the world's most expansive collections of Native artifacts including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego.


  • Sterling silver, spiny oyster shell
  • 18"L chain, 1.5"W x 0.25"H pendant
  • Polish with a soft cloth
  • Made in the USA