Vintage Santo Domingo 10 Strand Turquoise Fine Heishi Necklace

Vintage Santo Domingo 10 Strand Turquoise Fine Heishi Necklace
Vintage Santo Domingo 10 Strand Turquoise Fine Heishi Necklace
Vintage Santo Domingo 10 Strand Turquoise Fine Heishi Necklace
Vintage Santo Domingo 10 Strand Turquoise Fine Heishi Necklace
Vintage Santo Domingo 10 Strand Turquoise Fine Heishi Necklace
Vintage Santo Domingo 10 Strand Turquoise Fine Heishi Necklace
Vintage Santo Domingo 10 Strand Turquoise Fine Heishi Necklace
Vintage Santo Domingo 10 Strand Turquoise Fine Heishi Necklace
Vintage Santo Domingo 10 Strand Turquoise Fine Heishi Necklace
Vintage Santo Domingo 10 Strand Turquoise Fine Heishi Necklace
Vintage Santo Domingo 10 Strand Turquoise Fine Heishi Necklace

Vintage Santo Domingo 10 Strand Turquoise Fine Heishi Necklace
It features 10 strands of high grade soft blue turquoise heishi from either the Sleeping Beauty mine or the Kingman mine in Arizona. All the heishi were hand cut, rolled and polished with a very fine and intricate 2mm bead size. The polished beads have a smooth and silky finish. 10 strands of such tiny beads represents a huge investment in time and skill. Very soothing and beautiful shade of turquoise. I've shown the beads in natural light, which shows their true color. The necklace has a total wearing length of 28 inches, so you could keep it clasped and slip it over the head. But it does help to have a clasp if you want to slip on a wide bailed pendant or your favorite jacla. The cones are 3 inches long, very elegant and curved with a stamped feather and hallmarked sterling.

The feather could be decorative or a hallmark of the heishi carver. It weighs a sturdy 36 grams.

That amount of weight for 10 strands of beads gives you an idea of just how remarkably fine these heishi are. This is a rare and wonderful piece for the collector of vintage heishi that is approximately 50 to 60 years old. The item "Vintage Santo Domingo 10 Strand Turquoise Fine Heishi Necklace" is in sale since Thursday, October 11, 2018. 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.
Vintage Santo Domingo 10 Strand Turquoise Fine Heishi Necklace


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