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NOS 4-Strand Lapis Chip Necklace
HK Item #N486

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Vintage NOS four strand adjustable Lapis Chip necklace with olive shell heishi

NOS four strand adjustable Lapis Chip necklace with olive shell heishi

NOS four strand adjustable Lapis Chip necklace with olive shell heishi

NOS four strand adjustable Lapis Chip necklace with olive shell heishi

4 mm olive shell heishi.
Sterling silver cones and chain.
Adjustable 28" to 31".


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NOS 4-Strand
Lapis Chip Necklace

N486 - $195 SOLD

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Paula says - "This beautiful lapis necklace is NOS (new old stock) that was made more than a decade ago but never sold - it is brand new vintage!

"In my opinion, this item shows all the design characteristics and workmanship of being Native American made. But because there is no hallmark that we can attribute to a specific artist we can't legally sell it as Native American made - read more."

size
28" to 31" end to end, adjustable;
4 mm heishi
weight
137 grams
material
olive shell heishi;
turquoise, orange spiny oyster, mother of pearl, coral, purple spiny oyster, Read about stones
sterling silver,
Read about silver
condition
NOS, new old stock, brand new vintage

NOS four strand adjustable Lapis Chip necklace with olive shell heishi

Lapis lazuli chips with olive shell heishi spacers and accent stones of turquoise, orange spiny oyster, mother of pearl, coral, and purple spiny oyster.

NOS four strand adjustable Lapis Chip necklace with olive shell heishi

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NOS four strand adjustable Lapis Chip necklace with olive shell heishi

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.

Our Rescue Mission
of
Native American Indian Jewerly and Artifacts

Native American Jewelry blog tips and informationWe are in the vintage Native American jewelry rescue business and are passionate about finding new homes for used and vintage jewelry and artifacts. That's why we purchase Native American pieces from estates, inheritances, collection downsizing and New Old Stock (NOS) inventory from closed stores.

Often people contact us after taking a box of Native American jewelry to their local pawn shop and find that a pawn shop is mainly interested in melt value of the metals and not in preserving the beautiful historic pieces. To hear that people have considered selling these treasures for melt value makes us truly sad.

Melt value is usually far below what we would offer for the jewelry. Yet we can't pay retail price for items because of the time and cost involved in finding new homes for them. We have to research, often repair and restore the jewelry, photograph and list each item on our website, and sometimes hold pieces in inventory for years until the right buyer comes along.

We hope you'll find something special in our vintage shop that will complete yet another circle of our jewelry re-homing mission.

NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.

Why isn't this item called Native American?

The US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be made by an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the artist for many vintage items, even if they are authentic Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.

Read about authenticity of Native American Indian jewelry.

Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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Patina
A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

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