Authentic Native American Navajo Jet and Turquoise Heishi

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Teller Family - Authentic Navajo
Jet and Turquoise Graduated Heishi

HK Item #NH976

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Navajo Heishi Necklace

Turquoise heishi with matrix will vary from necklace to necklace.

Navajo Heishi Necklace

Navajo Heishi Necklace

Ends finished of with a jet cap and sterling silver hook and eye

Teller Family - Navajo
Jet and Turquoise Graduated Heishi
NH976A - 20"
$96
plus s/h (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)
NH976B - 21"
$96
plus s/h
Heishi size
7/16" diameter at the center tapering to 3/16/ at the ends
Material
Turquoise, jet, Read about stones
Artist
Teller Family, Navajo

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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.
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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.

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.
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