Olive shell heishi between turquoise nuggets.
Olive Shell Heishi
Item #N597 - $225
Sterling silver ball ends with hook and loop.
27" long end to end strung on cable.
Turquoise is associated with the sky,
and bringing sky energy to earth. It is known as a master healer stone as it is
believed to help speed the healing process. It is also thought that turquoise
can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart.
What is heishi?
The word heishi means
shell, and in the past it 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, modern Native American artists also make
heishi beads from other natural materials such as turquoise and coral. Read
more about heishi.
About Olive Shell
Olive shells are mollusks found mostly in warm tropical seas. These snails are carnivorous sand-burrowers, feeding mostly on bivalves and carrion and are known as some of the fastest burrowers among snails. An olive shell is smooth, and oval-shaped with various muted but attractive colors, and often patterns.The shell surface is extremely glossy because in life it almost always covered and protected by a mantle.
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|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.|
|30 years or older.|
|New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.|
|An item that has been used.|