A few of the beads show a very slight amount of green shading which means the turquoise is natural and several decades old. The turquoise is very high grade in the most desirable shade of Sleeping Beauty, which is brilliant high blue.Tan and cream colored shell heishi were used as spacers and to finish the 3 strands. The necklace finishes with wire wrapped silver cones (stamped sterling) and a traditional hook and eye finish. It's strung with beading cord which gives the necklace a wonderful flexible drape. The stringing is original and very strong and secure. This is a long necklace at 31 inches. You can leave the clasp secured and just slip it over your head or separate it to add a jacla pendant. The necklace has a substantial and comfortable weight of 58 grams. Each turquoise heishi is approximately 5mm across and the thickness varies from 1 to 2mm. Each bead was hand cut, drilled, and ground then polished with leather or wax. Every turquoise bead is different from the next, reflecting the wonderful beauty of hand made beads and every bead has a strong pretty polish. The shell heishi are not as wide and measure 2mm across. The different sizes between the turquoise and the shell adds a nice variation in texture and color.
High grade Sleeping Beauty is a luxury and three strands of hand made heishi is a beautiful way to display this valuable and beautiful stone. It will arrive first class with signature confirmation. The item "Vintage Santo Domingo Turquoise Heishi 3 Strand Necklace 31 Inch 58 Grams" is in sale since Thursday, November 28, 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.