All of our antique sterling silver chains feature genuine sterling silver and make for sturdy and attractive options for wear, and for adorning your favorite pendants. Native American artists have been working with sterling silver for over a century, developing ever more advanced silversmithing techniques while still maintaining time-tested traditional techniques. We offer a variety silver jewelry styles so you can choose the silver-work that appeals to you.
All of our sterling silver chains for pendants feature genuine .925 sterling silver, the smithing material of choice for generations of Native Americans in the Southwest. Sterling silver is thought to have been invented in the 12th century to serve as material for currency. Though fine silver is highly valued, it tends to be pretty soft and doesn't hold its shape very easily. To make sterling silver, other alloys like copper, zinc, germanium, and platinum are added to the silver to improve its strength. Sterling silver is widely used in jewelry due to its durability, beauty and lasting finish.
We offer antique sterling silver chains for both men and women, and we provide several different sizes depending on your needs. We have a 16" which tends to sit close to the neckline on the average woman, and an 18" which is the standard pendant size for the average woman. We also carry 20" chains which tend to fit the average man, as well as a 22" size for larger men. We don't typically handle special orders on chains, but if you don't find what you are looking for, we invite you to get in touch with us and make suggestions.
Southwest Silver Gallery is proud to offer excellent works of craftsmanship by local Native American artists working with genuine silver and authentic gemstones. Each of our pieces of jewelry comes with a certificate of authenticity, and we guarantee your satisfaction. If you have any questions about our selection, a particular piece of jewelry, or our policies, feel free to contact us at 888-476-4367 and we will get back to you as soon as possible. View our gallery of antique sterling silver chains and order yours now.