Authentic Native American Navajo Classic Jet and Turquoise Heishi Necklace

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Teller Family - Navajo
Classic Jet and Turquoise Heishi

HK Item #NH02

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Authentic Navajo Heishi  Necklace

Authentic Navajo Heishi  Necklace

Length
18" end to end
Heishi size
1/4" diameter at center tapering to 1/8" at ends
Material
Turquoise, jet, Read about stones
Artist
Teller Family, Navajo

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Teller Family - Navajo
18" Classic Jet and Turquoise Heishi

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Authentic Navajo Heishi  Necklace

Turquoise will vary from the photos.

Authentic Navajo Heishi  Necklace

Ends finished with turquoise caps and sterling silver hook closure.

 

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, the modern Native American artists also use hand made beads of other natural materials including stones when making heishi necklaces. Read more about heishi here: All About Heishi.

Turquoise comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green, with a possible shading towards brown-veined greens.
Read more about turquoise.

Jet (Acoma Jet) - A solid, durable type of lignite coal that originated from wood material. It is mined around the Acoma Pueblo region, among other places, thus the name Acoma Jet. It is very popular with Indian artists for carving fetishes. It is also used for inlaying jewelry but usually is not used in jewelry stone sets. Read about stones.

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