Authentic Santo Domingo Pueblo Heishi Choker Necklace

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James & Doris Coriz Authentic Santo Domingo Pueblo
Turquoise Nugget Necklace

HK Item #HN528

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Santo Domingo Nugget  Necklace

Beautiful polished turquoise nuggets.

Length
20 1/2" to 24" end to end, adjustable
Weight
102 grams
Materials
Turquoise Nuggets, Olive Shell, Sterling Silver Bead and Cone ends.
Artist
James and Doris Coriz,
Santo Domingo Pueblo

Santo Domingo Nugget  Necklace

Olive Shell heishi and
Sterling Silver Bead and Cone ends.

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James and Doris Coriz
Authentic Santo Domingo
HN528 - Turquoise Nugget Necklace

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Santo Domingo Nugget  Necklace

Santo Domingo Nugget  Necklace

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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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