Authentic Santo Domingo Pueblo Heishi Necklace
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James & Doris Coriz Authentic Santo Domingo Pueblo
Treasure Bird Necklace

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Santo Domingo Treasure Necklace

A Doris Coriz original creation.

Length
19 3/4 inches end to end
Materials
Turquoise, Spiny Oyster, Lapis Lazuli, Gaspeite, Mother of Pearl, Pipestone, White Mussel Shell, Olive Shell
Artist
James and Doris Coriz,
Santo Domingo Pueblo Indians

Santo Domingo Treasure Necklace  Santo Domingo Treasure Necklace

Special features include a bird made by James Coriz,
a heart, and an abalone disc.

Olive Shell heishi in between and to finish off the ends.
Sterling Silver Bead ends.

 

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Santo Domingo Treasure Necklace

A treasure necklace comprised of Turquoise, Spiny Oyster, Lapis Lazuli, Gaspeite, Mother of Pearl, Pipestone, White Mussel Shell and more.

Santo Domingo Treasure Necklace

James and Doris Coriz
Authentic Santo Domingo
Treasure Bird Necklace

$60 SOLD

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by Doris Coriz.

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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