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Ten Strand Spondylus and Turquoise Necklace


Item Number: DR 1180
Pueblo: Santo Domingo Kewa Pueblo
Artist: Unknown
Medium: Sterling silver, turquoise,shell, and Spondylus
Age: early 1990s
Dimensions: 32″ in length



This is a stunning  ten-strand shell heishi necklace with turquoise accents and is loaded with hand cut square Spondylus (Spiny Oyster) beads.

Every detail is beautifully made on this necklace. The colors are warm and rich with a pink and orange and coral coloration, which works well with the pen shell. These are all interspersed with tiny pieces of beautiful turquoise. Each piece Spiny Oyster is different, since they are entirely hand cut, buffed, and drilled. There are several pieces of pen shell heishi between each Spondylus. There are hundreds of pieces of shell hand strung in the gorgeous necklace! This most elegant ten strand necklace is a very fine quality and highly collectible.

Condition: Excellent- original condition
Provenance: Acquired from a private collection in New Mexico.

Additional information

Weight 3 oz