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Deep red coral and bright turquoise heishi finished off with baby olive shell heishi and sterling silver cones.
Sterling silver hook and chain is adjustable.
Ortiz - San Felipe
NH832A - 17" to 18"
$210 - SOLD
Paula says - "This heishi necklace is simply stunning with its peppering of turquoise within the substantial coral strands. The strands can be laid side by side or slightly twisted for interest."
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.
Coral, Red Coral (also called Red
Coral jewelry has been found in ancient Egyptian and prehistoric European burials. The Romans believed coral could protect children from harm, as well as cure bites from snakes and scorpions and diagnose diseases by changing colour.