Two types are silver coin grade or higher... Probably sterling, 6 are handmade. Center-seamed beads of squat proportion, wider than they are long. Roughly 9 mm; and there are 10 flat disk shape (11 mm diameter made from sheet silver) placed either side of each of the five 11 mm bluegreen turquoise beads. The two shell types are melon/clam ranging in size from 10 mm up to 11 mm and really dark pinshell possibly horn?
Handsome selection and beading pattern, balanced and mirror image from the center outwardly, threaded up perfectly with the tiniest bit of slack to allow for a good even and well rounded hang when worn and provides for an attractive presentation, I think you'll like. Please review images for your take on age, design and condition. Bold visual appeal, crisp looking and it is in excellent condition although there is heavy oxidation to the silver beads and fastener but no damage per se. With the chubby size of beads a fellow could easily wear this piece at the base of the neck -- on a female it will wear lower. It is good solo or can layer into a grouping.Perfect for the weight of this strand, it is threaded onto a fine gauge, twisted and vinyl clad wire finished as tie-offs at the clasp, clean work, super nice strand without funky kinks or bends. It passes to the next keeper with its o. Riginal cased box from the store which hosted the original sell... A leatherette in forest with butter color interior. The top surface has an edge pinstripe in gold, marked on the reverse in gilt lettering: BOX MADE IN ITALY; the interior is fitted with a velvet floor with satin ribbon snap keeps; the satin ceiling has a screened blue ink identifier: Marshall Field & Company. Super, super gradual taper of strand diameter overall... From a scant 10 mm at the bolt ends up to a full 11 mm at center front. When it is suspended from one end and run between the thumb and finger tips the strand has a smooth snake like feel. If you are looking for one exceptional Santo Domingo strand this one with its unusual diameter size could very well be it. Any interest in adding it to your wearable collection of Vintage Pueblo Strands?
The item "Vintage Santo Domingo Pueblo Kewa Shell Heishi Handmade Bead Necklace 110g" is in sale since Monday, September 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "utahdog" and is located in Alameda, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.