Turquoise Heishi Jacla Necklace

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Turquoise and Spiny Oyster
Heishi Jacla Necklace

HK Item #N244

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Authentic Vintage Santo Domingo Turquoise Jacla  Necklace

Authentic Vintage Santo Domingo Turquoise Jacla  Necklace

Length
Adjustable 22" to 30" total length;
Jaclas are 5 1/2" long;
Center discs are 1" diameter

220 grams
Materials
Kingman turquoise, spiny oyster, coral,
Read about stones;
waxed string
Condition
Pre-owned, stones intact with no cracks, chips or missing pieces; strung on waxed string
Artist
unknown

Authentic Vintage Santo Domingo Turquoise Jacla  Necklace

3 orange spiny oyster discs are 1" diameter.
Red coral pieces at the ends of all turquoise heishi strands.

Authentic Vintage Santo Domingo Turquoise Jacla  Necklace

Strung on waxed string and tied to length.
30" total inside circumference tied as is; can be tied as short as 22".

Authentic Vintage Santo Domingo Turquoise Jacla  Necklace

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Paula says - "This beautiful jacla necklace in in excellent condition - no chips or cracks and no missing pieces. The turquoise looks to me like old Kingman turquoise - this is a classic vintage necklace."

Authentic Vintage Santo Domingo Turquoise Jacla  Necklace

Authentic Vintage Santo Domingo Turquoise Jacla  Necklace

Jaclas are 5 1/2" long.

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Patina
A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal by exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance. All items in our Vintage Shop have some patina, even NOS.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

Horsekeeping LLC Native American PawnThe Old Stone Collection is a group of high quality items that an avid Native American jewelry aficionado gathered throughout her life. When the jewelry passed on to her daughter, she contacted us. Watch for many fine items coming over the next months.

 


What is heishi?

Heishi means shell and in the past, referred to pieces of shell that have been drilled and hand rolled or ground into bead shapes and strung as necklaces. With the reduced availability of some shell materials, modern Native American artists also use handmade beads of other materials including turquoise and lapis lazuli and other stones when making heishi necklaces. Read more about heishi here: All About Heishi.

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.

 

KINGMAN TURQUOISE comes from Mohave County, Arizona. The Kingman Mine produces bright blue stones with white and black matrix. It is considered by many to have produced the best turquoise in North America. The terms "Kingman" and "high blue" refer to high quality hard turquoise like that of the Kingman mine. Old authentic natural Kingman turquoise is extremely rare.

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