We have similar Native and Pueblo Santo Domingo items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Age Circa: Antique Native Pueblo Santo Domingo C. Markings: Unmarked, tested, and guaranteed.Country of Origin: United States, Pueblo Nation. Gram Weight: 58.6 grams. 925 sterling silver barrel clasp, gold filled over base metal pendant bale and cap. Material: Wire, faux resin claw. Length: 2.76 mm to 4.46 mm. Width: 4.42 mm to 4.59 mm. Color: opaque bright blue hue with a black matrix. Length: 1.72 mm to 5.35 mm. Width: 3.72 mm to 10.07 mm.
Color: opaque and semi-translucent cream, tan, and brown hues. Stone Treatment: The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester.
Stone Cuts: Carved and polished heishi shell and turquoise beads. Width: 0.14" to 0.40". Pendant measurements: 2.01" length, 0.41" width. Link Type: Beads on wire.
Handmade by a talented Pueblo artisan located in Santa Domingo Pueblo (now Kewa Pubelo), New Mexico, in the 1950s. Features a long wire adorned with a multitude of turquoise shell heishi beads, as well as brass beads. The bright blue turquoise beads contrast beautifully with the carved cream, tan, and brown shell beads. Each shell bead was expertly hand-carved and drilled through the center. Showcases a faux resin claw pendant dangling securely in a gold filled over base metal cap setting.Finished with a barrel clasp for secure wear. There is some tarnish on the sterling silver, giving the necklace a lovely antique quality, as well as some wear to the gold filled material. There are also some small chips from the shell beads, though they are still secure and this does not affect wear. This listing is for the item only.
This beautiful piece was made by a very talented Native American silversmith. It features handcrafted silversmith work throughout. Antique Native American jewelry is very rare to find.
This is due to these pieces being made for reservation and personal use before the tourist trade became popular. Very few pieces were made and even less survived to today.Kewa Pueblo, formerly known as Santo Domingo Pueblo, is located on the Rio Grande and is particularly known for Native Pueblo artists who create heishi necklaces made of bone, shell and turquoise beads, some of which are so finely cut that they almost look like strands of hair. These beautiful and colorful necklaces are also sometimes incorrectly identified as "Depression Jewelry", however their origin certainly predates the Great Depression, and they are still being made today by Kewa artists. Pueblo artisans are also quite famous for their inlaid mosaic-like pieces. The concept of Pawn, Old Pawn, and Dead Pawn Native American Jewelry came to be in the 1800s. When a loan wasnt repaid, the item became known as either Old Pawn or Dead Pawn. Heishi, or Heishe (pronounced hee shee), are tiny beads that are disc-, tube-, and even sometimes square-shaped, originally made from shell that has been ground and drilled. In modern times, Heishi has come to mean any tiny hand-made beads of any natural material.
Modern Heishi pieces include stone, wood, bone, nuts, eggs, and metal. The oldest examples of Heishi date back to around 6000 BCE, to the Pueblo Native Americans, and is the oldest form of jewelry in New Mexico. The word Heishi means shell and ancient Pueblo artisans used many kinds of seashells that they obtained through trade with tribes in the Gulf of California; including spiny oysters, mother-of-pearl, and melon shell. Turquoise is found all over the world and has been a popular semi-precious stone used in jewelry and art for thousands of years by many different cultures; from prehistoric times to the present.Turquoise comes in many beautiful color variations; from the popular bright solid sky-blue hues to dark blue hues with dark spiderwebbing throughout, as well as aqua, teal, and many green varieties, and even some rare white with dark spiderwebbing. The item "Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Brass Native Santo Domingo Pueblo Necklace 58.6g" is in sale since Sunday, October 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.