The History of Navajo Pearls

Traditionally, artisans handcraft Navajo Pearls using sterling silver bench beads. The detailed process of cutting silver disks, hand-shaping the two halves, and fusing them together to form each bead makes them difficult to create. Our artisans mixed these traditional techniques with modern improvements, replacing the traditional yucca string with a durable steel cable and silver chain so that your piece will last for generations.
New beads are shiny and polished and will retain their shiny surface when kept buffed. If left unpolished, they develop a natural dark patina around the sides while the natural rubbing of the outer bead polishes the silver to create a beautiful contrast—the iconic look Navajo Pearls are known for.