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Doris Coriz, Santo Domingo
NOS 3-Strand Lapis Chip Necklace
with Hidden Bear
HK Item #N488

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Vintage Authentic Native American NOS three strand adjustable Lapis Chip necklace with hidden bear by Santo Domingo artist Doris Coriz

size
20" end to end;
1/4" - 1/2" lapis chips;
3 mm pen shell heishi
weight
48 grams
material
olive shell heishi;
lapis lazuli, Read about stones
sterling silver,
Read about silver
artist
Doris Coriz, Santo Domingo
condition
NOS, new old stock, brand new vintage


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Doris Coriz, Santo Domingo
NOS 3-Strand Lapis Chip Necklace
with Hidden Bear

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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!"

Vintage Authentic Native American NOS three strand adjustable Lapis Chip necklace with hidden bear by Santo Domingo artist Doris Coriz

NOS three strand adjustable Lapis Chip necklace with hidden bear

Hidden lapis bear;
1/4" - 1/2" lapis lazuli chips;
3 mm pen shell heishi spacers.

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NOS three strand adjustable Lapis Chip necklace with hidden bear

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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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.

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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.
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30 years or older.
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New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

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