Vintage Navajo or Santo Domingo Indian Turquoise Nugget. Sterling Silver Bead and S hell Heishi Necklace. Santo Domingo turquoise nugget necklace is composed of 31. Turquoise nuggets strung on string with very fine tiger shell heishi, larger white shell heishi near the central turquoise nuggets, and fine sterling silver beads on the upper area that contacts the neck (6 elongated, 18 tiny spherical and 2 flattened fluted beads).The clasp is a simple bent brass hook and eye that appears to be original. This piece was probably made during the 1960's-80's. One interesting feature is the artist's addition of a small turquoise nugget glued to each of the three central nuggets.
These appear to be completely original to the piece. Dimensions: 16" long, turquoise nuggets: average 7/8" width, 1/4" thick, 1/2" deep. Condition: Excellent, no damaged or broken elements. Please check out my other offerings at.
The item "Vintage Navajo Indian Turquoise Nugget, Sterling & Heishi Bead Necklace" is in sale since Friday, October 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Jewelry". The seller is "fab-antiques*vintage" and is located in Tularosa, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States.