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Tommy Singer necklaces are world-renowned and highly sought after by everyone from collectors to movie stars and all of us in between !
This particular necklace is just the best. It is made with 7 strands of Bamboo Coral that have gemstones and silver beads tastefully added to highlight the beautiful rich red color of the Coral.
Tommy Singer Navajo
The gemstones that finish off this stunning necklace include Turquoise, Spiny Oyster, Howlite, Tiger Eye, Lapis, and more.
The Seven Strands are gatherer together with two of Tommy Singer's signature 12K Gold Filled Navajo etched beads.
Who is Tommy Singer?
Known world wide for his silver work, chip inlay and necklaces, Tommy Singer pieces are highly collectible and sought after. The Tommy Singer family has been involved in silversmithing, stone and beadwork for a very long time, handing the art down from one generation to another. Tommy Singer grew up on in the community of Dilcon on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and has been attributed as the first Native American artist to use chip inlay. This is where a silver piece is decorated with turquoise or coral chips. (See this bracelet for an example of chip inlay.)
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.
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