Authentic Turquoise and Coral Heishi Necklace

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4-Strand Turquoise and Coral Necklace
with Olive Shell Heishi and Sterling Silver beads
HK Item #N245

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Authentic Vintage Santo Domingo Turquoise and Coral Heishi Necklace

Authentic Vintage Santo Domingo Turquoise and Coral Heishi Necklace

33" total inside circumference.

Length
33" total inside circumference;
158 grams
Materials
Turquoise, coral, olive shell heishi,
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Sterling silver, Read about silver
Condition
Vintage, Pre-owned, stones intact with no cracks, chips or missing pieces
Artist
unknown

Authentic Vintage Santo Domingo Turquoise and Coral Heishi Necklace

Authentic Vintage Santo Domingo Turquoise and Coral Heishi Necklace

Olive Shell Heishi in between and to finish off ends.

Authentic Vintage Santo Domingo Turquoise and Coral Heishi Necklace

Sterling silver melon beads and clasp.

 

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Authentic Vintage
4-Strand Turquoise and Coral Necklace
with olive shell heishi and sterling silver beads

N245 - $395 plus s/h
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Paula says - "This beautiful vintage heishi necklace is in beautiful condition with lovely natural coral pieces and heavy turquoise nuggets. There are no chips or cracks and no missing pieces.

"Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."

Authentic Vintage Santo Domingo Turquoise and Coral Heishi Necklace

Authentic Vintage Santo Domingo Turquoise and Coral Heishi Necklace

Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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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.

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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.

TURQUOISE is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It is known as a master healer stone as it is believed to help speed the healing process. It is also thought that turquoise can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart.
Turquoise 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 turquoise.

Coral, Red Coral (also called Red Branch Coral)
Red Coral is the common name given to Corallium Rubrum and several related species of marine coral. Red coral is a collection of hundreds of tiny animals living together in a colonies that resemble small leafless bushes growing on dark, rocky seabottom. The coral skeleton is composed hard calcium carbonate, colored in shades of red from pale pink to deep red. It can be semi-translucent to opaque. It is naturally matte, but can be polished to a glassy shine. Red coral is frequently dyed to enhance color and it can also be impregnated with resins or epoxies to fill surface fissures and flaws.
Coral jewelry has been found in ancient Egyptian and prehistoric European burials. The Romans believed coral could protect children from harm, as well as cure bites from snakes and scorpions and diagnose diseases by changing colour. Read more about stones.

NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.
American Indians                                About Silver                                   About Stones     
Why isn't this item called Native American?

The US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be made by an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the artist for many vintage items, even if they are authentic Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.

Read about authenticity of Native American Indian jewelry.


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