Which isn't always the case. They are also strung on waxed cord and knotted securely. They could easily be strung onto a pair of silver hooks if one wanted to use them as earrings. Photos are enlarged for detail and all were taken inside with natural light except for 3 and 5, which I took with flash. They are also enlarged, so I've included a coin (quarter) for size comparison.
The necklace is 22.5 inches in length and the jacla is 3 inches in length. The beads do graduate and it is very slight... Very subtle, not obvious, with the largest bead in the center of the the necklace measuring 7mm across and the smaller beads next to the cones measuring 5mm. That's a 2mm graduation over 20 inches of turquoise, so very gradual and expertly strung.The Santo Domingo bead artists don't use calipers to string their heishi. It's done by eye. The same is true of the heishi on the jacla. The largest in the center is only 3mm across and next the top bead is only 2mm across. The white round shell beads are 5mm across.
The necklace weighs 35 grams, including the jacla. The turquoise is vivid blue, seen in the best Kingman with undertones of green and a black scattered matrix. High grade Kingman has a warmth and vibrance that is stunning in a strand of heishi, whether you are wearing it casually with faded jeans and white t-shirt or as a single striking accent with a little black dress. Your necklace will arrive first class with signature confirmation. The item "Vintage Santo Domingo Kingman Turquoise Heishi Necklace & Jacla Pendant Earrings" is in sale since Wednesday, January 22, 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.