Santo Domingo artists have become famous for their turquoise and coral heishi necklaces and this one is definitely a one-of-a-kind. The necklace measures 35" long with two 11" jacla attached to the necklace with a large rectangular bead. The necklace has a 24 drop (including the jacla). The heishi beads at the top of the necklace range in size from 1/4" to 1/2" in diameter with the heishi beads on the jacla ranging in size from 1/4" to 5/8" in diameter. The large turquoise nuggets average from 7/8" in diameter to 2" long (center bottom).Weighs 735 grams or 1.10 pounds. This necklace is in very good Estate condition with the only noted flaw being that one bead (the second up from the center bottom) has a chip which may or not be original to the stone. There are natural irregularities in the turquoise and the stones are not perfectly measured and shaped which gives the necklace a very primitive/antique appearance. Please be aware that although the stones have been hand cut, they have natural normal inclusions and flaws.
This gorgeous necklace is very well made and the beads are secure. I have collected vintage and contemporary turquoise and silver items since my first visit in the 1960's to the Old Town Market in Albuquerque NM. We at Antiques & Moore have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! The item "Santo Domingo 35 Turquoise Heishi Nugget Necklace + 11 Jacla, 735 grams" is in sale since Monday, October 21, 2019.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Southwestern". The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Philippines, Cayman islands.