This is a listing for a vintage Santo Domingo pueblo necklace. It's in excellent vintage condition with no damage, strung with high grade tab and heishi cut beads from the Bisbee mine in Arizona.The necklace has a total wearing length of just over 31 inches and weighs a substantial 144 grams. The 2nd and 3rd photos reflected the light to show the stones as having slight green tones, which they do not have.
The other 10 photos are accurate for color, which is a brilliant high blue seen in high-grade Arizona turquoise. A couple of photos were done with a flash, for detail. All of the photos were taken in natural daylight and display the brilliant and bright hues of blue that these stones possess.The turquoise has the beautiful black webbed matrix seen in old Bisbee turquoise. Material from the Bisbee mine was removed during the 50's and 60's and it closed in the 70's, which would date this necklace as mid-century. It is strung on wire, which is a good choice for a heavy necklace and it closes with 2 small bench made silver beads and a simple hook and eye clasp. The beads are tab cut with thick heishi cut spacer beads and it finishes with approximately 2 inches of graduated heishi beads. The 2 largest tab beads measure approximately 1.25 inches in length and 5/8th of an inch in width and are. Two more beads are 1 and 1/8th inches in length, and. 5 inches in width, and are also chunky and thick.
The other tabs range in length from 1 inch to. 5 inches over a 31 inch length.So the size change is gradual and beautifully done. The round heishi spacers range from 7/16th inches in width (very large heishi) to.
Some of the heishi are. Each bead on this necklace is different from the next, as each one is hand cut, drilled, rolled and polished. They show the beautiful irregularity of hand formed workmanship.
And the bead artist was able to create a beautiful arrangement that flows with a perfect balance between the beads for color, shape and size. When you look at this necklace you see a stunning display of gem grade bright blue Bisbee turquoise with it's amazing black webbed matrix. It's a true statement piece and definitely a delight for the collector of rare American turquoise.The item "Vintage Santo Domingo Pueblo Bisbee Turquoise Tab Heishi Necklace 31 IN. 144 GM" is in sale since Thursday, April 18, 2019. 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.