Santo Domingo Pueblo Turquoise and Sterling Silver Necklace

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James and Doris Coriz - Authentic Santo Domingo
Turquoise and Silver Necklace

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Santo Domingo Silver Barrel and Turquoise Necklace

Hand rolled graduated Kingman Turquoise heishi with a beautiful 4 inch long center section where the beads are spaced apart with olive shell heishi.

A real treasure not to be passed up.

Size
22 1/2 to 25 1/2 inches end to end, adjustable;
7/16 inch diameter at center
Materials
Kingman Turquoise, Olive Shell, Sterling Silver
Artist
James and Doris Coriz,
Santo Domingo Pueblo Indians

Santo Domingo Silver Barrel and Turquoise Necklace

James and Doris Coriz
Santo Domingo
Turquoise and Sterling Silver Necklace

$240 SOLD

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Santo Domingo Pueblo artists are famous for their skill in making hand rolled and cut beads known as heishi. Made from shell, turquoise, and other stones, they are painstakingly cut by hand into delicate beads and strung on necklaces.

Santo Domingo Puebo artists James and Doris CorizJames Del Coriz and Dolorita G. Coriz of Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico make jewelry in the traditional Santo Domingo way and use excellent Kingman and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. The beads are hand cut and turned and show excellent character and workmanship. Read more about the artists...

What is stabilized turquoise?

Often in heishi necklaces and other nugget necklaces, the turquoise has been stabilized. This means that a natural turquoise nugget has been treated with a stabilizing agent that closes the pores of the stone so it will not change color or fracture. This allows the artist to use smaller beads for necklaces; they would otherwise fracture if not stabilized. It also means your turquoise jewelry will look just as bright and beautiful years from now as from the day you purchased it. Natural turquoise, although beautiful, can deteriorate over time, losing color and stability. Most heishi and nugget necklaces use stabilized turquoise for this reason. Read more about heishi here: All About Heishi.

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