Vintage Santo Domingo Royston Turquoise Heishi Necklace

Vintage Santo Domingo Royston Turquoise Heishi Necklace
Vintage Santo Domingo Royston Turquoise Heishi Necklace
Vintage Santo Domingo Royston Turquoise Heishi Necklace
Vintage Santo Domingo Royston Turquoise Heishi Necklace
Vintage Santo Domingo Royston Turquoise Heishi Necklace
Vintage Santo Domingo Royston Turquoise Heishi Necklace
Vintage Santo Domingo Royston Turquoise Heishi Necklace
Vintage Santo Domingo Royston Turquoise Heishi Necklace
Vintage Santo Domingo Royston Turquoise Heishi Necklace
Vintage Santo Domingo Royston Turquoise Heishi Necklace
Vintage Santo Domingo Royston Turquoise Heishi Necklace
Vintage Santo Domingo Royston Turquoise Heishi Necklace

Vintage Santo Domingo Royston Turquoise Heishi Necklace
This is a listing for an older strand of Royston turquoise heishi. The beads are hand rolled with a nice shape and the beads are in excellent vintage condition with signs of normal wear and use. The heishi carver did an excellent job of graduating the beads and finished the necklace with longer silver cones that have stamped crescents along the edges and a primitive hand formed wire hook and eye clasp seen in earlier Santo Domingo necklaces.

The colors of the turquoise are a beautiful blend of medium and dark greens, some with strong blue undertones and a golden brown matrix. Classic and gorgeous dark green Royston.... it's not easy to find, especially in these brighter colors. Sometimes green Royston is dull from too many dark tones. These beads have rich colors with a nice polish.

The cones, not counting the hook and eye.. Just the cones and hand pulled wire loop... And the wire loop is hand soldered closed. A nice hand wrought silver clasp that is so much prettier than the later machine made components. The largest beads in the center are 3/8th of an inch across.

The smallest next to the cones measure 4mm. I have photographed a penny for size comparison. And the necklace weighs a respectable 43 grams....

A nice weight for a single strand of turquoise. A good strand of dark green Royston heishi is a nice addition to anyone's collection of fine American turquoise. It will arrive first class with signature confirmation. The item "Vintage Santo Domingo Royston Turquoise Heishi Necklace" is in sale since Sunday, August 23, 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.


Vintage Santo Domingo Royston Turquoise Heishi Necklace


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