Vintage Natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Heishi Santo Domingo Necklace 31 Inch
This is a listing for a vintage Santo Domingo 2 strand necklace strung with natural high grade Sleeping Beauty turquoise heishi beads. Shell heishi were used as spacers giving the necklace a luxurious 31 inch length. It closes with sterling cones and a single silver bead that are wire wrapped to a traditional hook and eye clasp. The necklace is in perfect vintage condition with no damage, no missing beads, strong original fiber cord stringing and a beautiful flexible drape. The natural stone is beginning to show some slight greening that occurs with age, so I would estimate the beads to be several decades, circa 1970's. The turquoise heishi average between 5 and 6mm across. Each bead is hand cut, so is slightly different in length, but the width is consistent and the necklace has a beautiful flow. The shell heishi spacers are about 3mm across and add the earthy elements of warmth, texture and beauty seen in Santo Domingo work. The Sleeping Beauty mine, long closed, produced amazing stone and in it's very best grades will have a brilliant high blue color seen in these beads.
They literally glow they are so vibrant, with the natural shading only seen in undyed or treated stone. This necklace is simply beautiful whether you are wearing it with your jeans or your best black dress. It will arrive first class with signature confirmation.
The item "Vintage Natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Heishi Santo Domingo Necklace 31 Inch" is in sale since Friday, October 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "100smr" and is located in Saint Louis, Missouri.
This item can be shipped to United States.
- Metal: Sterling Silver
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Material: Shell
- Featured Refinements: Santo Domingo Necklace
- Main Stone: Turquoise
- Jewelry Type: Necklaces
- Brand: Native American
- Tribal Affiliation: Santo Domingo