Vintage Santo Domingo Kingman Turquoise Nugget & Natural Coral Heishi Necklace
This is a listing for a vintage Santo Domingo necklace. It displays a stunning three strand collection of coral heishi alternating with natural turquoise nuggets from the Kingman mine in Arizona. The heishi beads are hand cut from natural gem grade Mediterranean coral that is undyed or enhanced in any way, with a beautiful rich orange shade and excellent polish. Each bead was entirely hand made, which requires a lot of time, effort, skill and of course coral, since a lot of the stone is lost in the making of the beads. The Kingman turquoise mine is one of the few mines that produces turquoise in small perfect nuggets like this, in a dense shade of blue, also untreated or dyed. The necklace is in superb vintage condition with no metal and it's original stringing and wrap finish. This type of finish is soft and comfortable, is very secure and has a lovely fluid drape. It has a 13 inch drop from the back edge of the wrap to the bottom edge of the central beads. This gives it an approximate total wearing length of 26 inches... Long enough to slip over your head. It weighs 145 grams, which is substantial and reflects the density of the coral and turquoise. There is nothing light or flimsy about any of these beads and just by holding the necklace in your hands you can tell it's a piece of great quality and beauty. The coral heishi are extra large, which makes them rare. They don't graduate in size.... Every bead is the same nice large size with an average length of 13mm and a width of 4mm. Most coral heishi beads on the market are much much smaller. These are exceptional beads in size as well as quality. This necklace can stand on it's own, dressed up or casual, as needed. Pair it with your most faded jeans and leather jacket or wear as a stunning accent for your basic black dress. It's a flexible and highly wearable piece that can be enjoyed and worn often, an excellent investment and a wonderful addition to anyone's collection of vintage Native American jewelry. The item "Vintage Santo Domingo Kingman Turquoise Nugget & Natural Coral Heishi Necklace" is in sale since Friday, November 2, 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.
- Main Stone: Turquoise & Coral
- Jewelry Type: Necklaces
- Tribal Affiliation: Santo Domingo
- Ethnic Origin: Santo Domingo