We have similar Native and Pueblo Santo Domingo items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Dylan L.
Age Circa: Antique Native Pueblo Santo Domingo C. Markings: Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed.
Country of Origin: United States, Pueblo Nation. Gram Weight: 9.3 Grams.925 Sterling Silver Beads and Clasp. Main Stone Measurements/Color: Measures 4.7 mm long by 2.7 mm wide, Opaque bright blue hue with black striations. Accent Stone: Onyx, Red Coral, Spiny Oyster, Penshell Beads. Accent Stone Measurements/Color: The onyx measures 4.3 mm long by 3.1 mm wide, Opaque black hue; The red coral measures 4.5 mm long by 3 mm wide, Opaque deep red hue with pink striations; The spiny oyster measures 5.5 mm long by 2.2 mm wide, Opaque white and pink hues; The penshell beads measure 5.1 mm long by 1.3 mm wide, Opaque white hue. Stone Treatment: The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists.
Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts: Carved and Polished Onyx, Red Coral, Turquoise, Spiny Oyster, and Penshell Heishi Beads. Item Measurements: The necklace measures 17.75" long and up to 0.22" wide.
The spacer beads are 4 mm in diameter. The hollow silver heishi beads are 1.5 mm long by 10.9 mm wide. Link Type: Beads on Wire. This gorgeous item features a long strand adorned with a multitude of heishi beads.
The stones used within this necklace to create the gorgeous amalgamation of heishi beads are: turquoise, red coral, onyx, spiny oyster, and penshell. To either side of the cluster of heishi beads are hollow spacer beads as well as sterling silver liquid silver heishi beads. The sterling silver is slightly tarnished in some areas. As the beads were strung on wire, the necklace is off-round and may need to be adjusted for the most secure fit.The price of this item has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. This beautiful piece was made by a very talented Native American silversmith. It features handcrafted silversmith work throughout. Antique Native American jewelry is very rare to find. This is due to these pieces being made for reservation and personal use before the tourist trade became popular. Very few pieces were made and even less survived to today.
Kewa Pueblo, formerly known as Santo Domingo Pueblo, is located on the Rio Grande and is particularly known for Native Pueblo artists who create heishi necklaces made of bone, shell and turquoise beads, some of which are so finely cut that they almost look like strands of hair. These beautiful and colorful necklaces are also sometimes incorrectly identified as "Depression Jewelry", however their origin certainly predates the Great Depression, and they are still being made today by Kewa artists. Pueblo artisans are also quite famous for their inlaid mosaic-like pieces.The concept of Pawn, Old Pawn, and Dead Pawn Native American Jewelry came to be in the 1800s. When a loan wasnt repaid, the item became known as either Old Pawn or Dead Pawn. Heishi, or Heishe (pronounced hee shee), are tiny beads that are disc-, tube-, and even sometimes square-shaped, originally made from shell that has been ground and drilled. In modern times, Heishi has come to mean any tiny hand-made beads of any natural material.
Modern Heishi pieces include stone, wood, bone, nuts, eggs, and metal. The oldest examples of Heishi date back to around 6000 BCE, to the Pueblo Native Americans, and is the oldest form of jewelry in New Mexico. The word Heishi means shell and ancient Pueblo artisans used many kinds of seashells that they obtained through trade with tribes in the Gulf of California; including spiny oysters, mother-of-pearl, and melon shell. Turquoise is found all over the world and has been a popular semi-precious stone used in jewelry and art for thousands of years by many different cultures; from prehistoric times to the present.Turquoise comes in many beautiful color variations; from the popular bright solid sky-blue hues to dark blue hues with dark spiderwebbing throughout, as well as aqua, teal, and many green varieties, and even some rare white with dark spiderwebbing. Onyx is a chalcedony quartz gemstone that is found all over the world. It usually has a fine texture and black color; however, some onyx also displays colored bands or ribbons against a black or brown background. Red onyx is quite rare and desirable and is also known as sardonyx. Onyx that has a deep green shade is known as Brazilian green onyx and is very rare. It became a popular stone for sculpture and jewelry in the 1920s and 1930s. The name comes from the Greek word onyx which means nail of a finger or claw. The word onyx comes from the Greek word which can be translated as nail of a finger or claw.
In Greco-Roman myth, the goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, lay sleeping when Eros cut her fingernails and left the clippings scattered on the ground. Because no part of a heavenly body can die, the gods turned them into stone which later became known as onyx.Red Coral is a highly prized stone by Native American cultures and has long been used by artisans in the Southwest. Spanish traders introduced coral to the Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, and other tribes, and it quickly became a sign and symbol of wealth and status in many different Native American cultures. It varies in color from deep red to orange, with red being the preferred choice of Native American jewelry makers. Spiny Oyster is a beautiful natural stone that has a gorgeous light red to pink hue and is often substituted for natural coral in Native American jewelry. Spiny oysters are not true oysters but are more closely related to scallops. They are found primarily in the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez off the coast of Baja California. The item "Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Native Santo Domingo Pueblo Heishi Bead Necklace" is in sale since Saturday, August 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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