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Helen Reano - Authentic Santo Domingo
Classic Heishi Choker

HK Item #NH947

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Santo Domingo Heishi Choker Necklace

Length
17" end to end
Heishi size
1/2" diameter at the center tapering to 1/4" at the ends
Material
Turquoise, pipestone, jet, white shell, Read about stones
Artist
Helen Reano, Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo Heishi Choker Necklace

Ends finished with sterling silver hook closure.

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NH947 - 17" - $65

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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.

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 about stones

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