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the back of ribbon is written:
A "squaw wrap" is where the ends of a necklace are permanently wrapped together so the necklace is slipped over the head to take it on and off.
One missing turquoise stone midway on the right side.
Vintage Santo Domingo
N224 - $1250 SOLD
Paula says - "This prize-winning necklace is in excellent condition, despite missing one stone. Beautiful turquoise nuggets with varied color and matrix. We seldom see a heavy nugget necklace of this vintage in such good conditon. A real treasure."
have white shell "corn" in the center.
What is a jacla?
Traditionally, a heishi necklace would have a secondary pendant called a jacla tied on. Originally, the jacla was a pair of heishi earrings that were tied onto the necklace. Later, loops of heishi specific for this purpose were tied onto the lower center of the heishi necklace. A variation of this is a heishi necklace with vertical slab or chunk stones at the center or a layered disc with bead loops hanging from the disc. Read more about jaclas.
This collection consists of a group of very old items that are most likely from the 1920s to the 1950s, due to being able to date a few of the pieces. These are part of the treasure trove gathered by a woman in her beloved travels in the southwest. They were tucked away in her home, only to be recently discovered by her daughter, who sold the collection to help with expenses for her dog and wolf rescue.
Weve left most of the items AS IS, the condition in which we received them, because the historic condition is so very appealing
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comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green and it is
the natural variations in turquoise that make it appealing. The color of turquoise
in American Indian jewelry ranges from brownish green to bright blue. Found in
veins sandwiched in between layers of mother rock, turquoise can show some of
the influence of the mother rock in its matrix or veining. The matrix colors range
from blue to golden brown to black and sometimes with golden flecks. Many people
prefer turquoise with matrix over clear stones. Read
more about stones.