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Orange spiny oyster finials (end caps) with sterling silver hook fastener.
Navajo - Teller Family
NH65 - $80 SOLD
Paula says - "A beautifully made necklace of green turquoise heishi interspersed with discs of orange spiny oyster. Very nice contrast and a striking necklace!"
Green turquoise interspersed with discs of orange spiny oyster.
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.
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