Good day and thanks for looking! For sale is this extremely OLD hand rolled Native American heishi necklace.
From tip to tip it is about 18 5/8ths long and the biggest heishi in the middle reach 10mm. The heishi have very visible signs of wear (chips and hand rolling "imperfections") and are of a soft baby blue turquoise color with some white and dark sand colored matrix throughout. This necklace is most likely an antique (the previous owner didn't know the exact date) with some of the heishi demonstrating natural oxidation from use.
It is strung in the original string (dirt and all), but I had the the little hooks changed because the previous ones were about to break. With that in mind I believe it has gone through a previous "repair" due to its old age (and the vintage closing clasp looks from the 80's and above). All the original sterling beads and the closing clasp have very heavy patina that I will not be polishing. Please refer to all pictures before purchasing and ask any questions you may have!
(the other jewelry/minerals/coin on display are NOT part of the sale) if you LOVE turquoise check out my other listings! The item "Vintage OLD Baby Blue Turquoise Rolled Heishi Navajo Sterling Bead Necklace" is in sale since Tuesday, February 06, 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.