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Clam Shell Heishi, Turquoise Nuggets
and Sterling Silver Claws
HK Item #N603

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Clam Shell and Turquoise Heishi Necklace with sterling silver claws 17 inches long

condition
pre-owned, excellent
materials
turquoise, clam shell, Read about stones
sterling silver, Read about silver
size
17" long end to end;
shell heishi 5/16" diameter
hallmarks
none
artist
unknown

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Clam Shell Heishi, Turquoise Nuggets
and Sterling Silver Claws

HK Item #N603 - $225 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

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Clam Shell and Turquoise Heishi Necklace with sterling silver claws 17 inches long

White clam shell heishi with turquoise nuggets and two sterling silver claws inlaid with turquoise.


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Clam Shell and Turquoise Heishi Necklace with sterling silver claws 17 inches long

Strung on wire with sterling silver hook and loop.

ABOUT TURQUOISE

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.
Turquoise comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green and it is the natural variations in turquoise that make it appealing. The color of turquoise in American Indian jewelry ranges from brownish green to bright blue. Found in veins sandwiched in between layers of mother rock, turquoise can show some of the influence of the mother rock in its matrix or veining. The matrix colors range from blue to golden brown to black and sometimes with golden flecks. Many people prefer turquoise with matrix over clear stones. Read more about stones.

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.

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.

Our Rescue Mission
of
Native American Indian Jewelry and Artifacts

We 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.

Items that are not Native American made or that we cannot verify as such go into our Bargain Barn where you can find some real treasures at low prices.

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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