It measures 30 inches long and I counted 75 nuggets. It weighs a substantial 144 grams.The stones are perfectly matched for color, shape and size with a size graduation that is subtle and perfectly done. 25 to 3/16th inches in thickness.
And the largest nuggets average 7/8th of an inch in length, a few longer and. The turquoise section is 20.75 inches in length and the remainder is shell heishi. Most of your American turquoise mines produced turquoise in blues and greens. But there were not a lot of mines that showed shading from green to blue within the same stone.
Of course very old natural blue turquoise will slowly turn green with age. But Royston turquoise will show this color graduation when it's newly mined. These stones are simply stunning with vivid greens and blues within the same nugget and a rich dense scattered matrix that is golden brown.
The stones are tumbled so have a beautiful polish that contrasts with the organic dark matrix. Polished iron pyrite can be seen in a few of the stones. The heishi is a dark brown and compliments the earthy nature of these beads. There are a lot of turquoise nugget bead necklaces out there but I haven't seen any prettier beads than these. They will arrive first class with signature confirmation.
The item "Vintage Royston Turquoise Nugget Shell Heishi Navajo Necklace 30 IN. 144 Grams" is in sale since Monday, May 18, 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.