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Turquoise and White Shell Necklace
HK Item #N335

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Turquoise and White Shell Necklace 30 inch

Size
30" long end to end
turquoise nuggets approx. 5/8" dia.
white discs approx. 3/8" dia.
Materials
turquoise, white shell, baby olive shell heishi, Read about stones
Hallmarks
none
Artist
unknown
Condition
pre-owned, excellent; no chips, cracks or missing pieces

Turquoise and White Shell Necklace 30 inch

Turquoise and White Shell Necklace 30 inch

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Turquoise and White Shell Necklace

#N335 - $225 plus s/h
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Paula says - "In my opinion, this necklace shows all the design characteristics and workmanship of being Native American made, either Navajo or Santo Domingo. But because there is no hallmark that we can attribute tto a specific artist we can't legally sell it as Native American made - read more."

Turquoise and White Shell Necklace 30 inch

1/2" - 3/4" chiclets separated by baby olive shell heishi with 10 abalone discs interspersed.

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The jewelry and artifacts in this collection were gathered by a man born in 1933 and who has been collecting for over 60 years. He has a great love of Native American people, their culture and customs and their art. Living and working most of his life in Texas, he has been particularly drawn to Lakota, Comanche, Apache, Pueblo, Navajo and Zuni pieces. We will be listing items from his collection over the next year, so keep an eye on the Newly Listed Items page.


Chicklets - In 1906 the American Chicle Company.began making a hard-shelled, candy-coated white peppermint gum called chiclets. By 1920, Chiclets were available in bright colors: yellow, green, orange, red, white, and pink. Native americans, most specifically santo domingo artists, began calling their colorful, multi-stone necklaces “chiclet necklaces”, and it is easy to see why. Read more.

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. Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.

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 exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.
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 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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