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red coral and bright turquoise heishi finished off
Sterling silver hook and chain is adjustable.
Ortiz - San Felipe
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 Branch Coral)
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.