Authentic Native American Santo Domingo Classic Stone Heishi Choker

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Torevia Crespin - Authentic Santo Domingo
Classic Stone Heishi Choker

HK Item #NH19

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Authentic Santo Domingo Heishi Choker

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Torevia Crespin - Santo Domingo
Classic Stone Heishi Choker

NH19- 20" (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)
$95
plus s/h

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Authentic Santo Domingo Heishi Choker

Length
20" end to end
Heishi size
1/2" diameter at center tapering to 1/4" at ends
Material
Turquoise, pipestone, jet, melon shell, white shell, Read about stones
Artist
Torevia Crespin, Santo Domingo

Ends finished with sterling silver hook closure.

More Heishi Chokers

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 Chokers. 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.
Matrix (veining) may or may not be present in any color(s). 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.

Read more about turquoise.

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.

Acoma 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. Read more about stones.

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