This is a listing for a vintage, circa 1960's, Morenci turquoise necklace. The beads are heishi cut and entirely hand made. They graduate perfectly with a seamless smooth feel to the hand. They measure 26 inches with the smallest bead measuring 5 by 2mm and the largest central bead measuring 7 by 3mm. That is only a change of 2mm in size over 26 inches, which reflects the precision and expertise of the heishi carver.I've shown the beads in natural light and also on flash, so you can appreciate their vibrant turquoise blue color and also the scattered dark brown matrix seen in Morenci stone. The Morenci mine has been closed for decades and the high grade turquoise from this mine is some of the most collectible turquoise in the market. There are no damaged or missing beads, which is a real find for a necklace that is vintage.
It's been well-cared for and loved. The stringing is on waxed cord and in superb condition, ready for wear and very secure.
The hook and eye clasp show a dark aged patina that is lovely. Really, everything about this necklace is perfect, which is the goal of a master heishi maker. The item "Vintage Santo Domingo Morenci Turquoise Heishi Necklace 26 Inch" is in sale since Sunday, December 30, 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.