Authentic Native American Navajo Jet and Turquoise Heishi Necklace

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Teller Family - Authentic Navajo
Acoma Jet and Turquoise Heishi Necklace

HK Item #NH73

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Authentic Native American Heishi Necklace of turquoise and acoma jet by the Navajo Teller family

Turquoise matrix will vary from the necklace pictured here.

Length

19 1/2" end to end

Heishi size
5/32" (4 mm) diameter
Material
Jet, turquoise, Read about stones
Sterling silver, Read about silver
Artist
Teller Family, Navajo

Navajo Heishi Necklace

Ends finished with sterling silver beads and hook closure.

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Teller Family - Navajo
Jet and Turquoise Heishi Necklace

NH73 - 19 1/2" - $60 plus s/h

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Authentic Native American Heishi Necklace of turquoise and acoma jet by the Navajo Teller family

Authentic Native American Heishi Necklace of turquoise and acoma jet by the Navajo Teller family

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.

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.

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 fetish carvings. Read more about stones.

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