The closing hooks look very used and oxidized along with some extra string poking out, yet it is safely strung (refer to pictures). I bought this as is and have worn it almost every day since. Expect signs of wear and keep in mind this was hand made so the beading is perfectly "imperfect".Please ask as many questions you may have... (the other jewelry/minerals on display are NOT par of the sale) if you LOVE turquoise, check out my other listings! The item "Vintage 2 Strand Turquoise Heishi Sterling Silver Cones Santo Domingo Necklace" is in sale since Thursday, August 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "turquoisesandandtan" and is located in Culver City, California. This item can be shipped to United States.