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Classic Stone Heishi Necklace
HK Item #NH1028

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Classic Heishi Necklace of turquoise, pipestone, jet and shell

Strung on wire. Lobster claw clasp.

Classic Stone Heishi Necklace
NH1028- 21"

$146 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

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Length
21" end to end
Heishi size
1/2" diameter at center tapering to 1/4" at ends
Material
turquoise, pipestone, jet, white clam shell, melon shell,
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Artist
unknown

Classic Heishi Necklace of turquoise, pipestone, jet and shell

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.

About Turquoise

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

About Pipestone

Pipestone, also known as catlinite, is a form of clay called argillite with a high iron content that colors it deep red to pale orange. Pipestone was discovered in southwestern Minnesota by the Sioux Indians, who consider it a sacred material.

About Acoma Jet

Acoma jet, or just jet, is a solid, durable type of lignite coal that originated from wood. It is mined around the Acoma Pueblo region, among other places, thus the name Acoma Jet, or Jet for short. It is very popular for heishi, inlay and for carving fetishes.

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