Ray Lovato is the Santo Domingo artist of this one strand rare Natural Manassa Turquoise heishi necklace. The necklace one strand you will be purchasing is the slightly shorter of the necklaces shown slightly greener with the most brown matrix of turquoise heishi shown. Additional photos are provided to show of several heishi turquoise necklaces all made by the same artist Ray Lovato for visual purposes slightly different colors of turquoise. This rare greenish natural Manassa Turquoise measures 34'' L as shown on a squaw wrap and the beads measures 1/4W. A squaw wrap is the traditional way of making a clasp for necklaces.
Turquoise from many select mines are often not readily available to Native American artists today in todays market and the market is an every changing place as fewer artists are making jewelry and several mines are either closed or the stone is all mined out or the quality of the stone also may not be there in jewelry making. Those are but a few of the many reasons why the price of turquoise continues to go up in value along with having more of the demand and less of supply of not only Turquoise but qualified quality known artists making the jewelry. This looks great worn either by itself a single long strand... Or this can be layered with several strands of handmade individual heishi bead strands handmade by Ray Lovato's heishi necklaces we have two natural Manassa Turquoise "as shown" 34L... Each, that are listing that look gorgeous all 3 heishi bead strands all worn altogether.
The item "SANTO DOMINGO RARE NATURAL MANASSA TURQUOISE HEISHI NECKLACE RAY LOVATO" is in sale since Wednesday, July 09, 2014. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Jewelry". The seller is "mudheadgallery" and is located in Denver, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.