Necklace Native American Santo Jet&Turquoise 7- Strand
This is a Santo Domingo heishi-style necklace of 7 strands, made predominantly with jet, while sprinkled with turquoise and white shell beads. The Santo Domingo people live within the state of New Mexico and are well-known for making fine heishi beads, as well as a pure talent for its stringing, including pattern-design. Although bold in appearance, jet is extremely lightweight in nature, so this multi-strand necklace wears like a feather around your neck. This one was obtained from Joe Atelico of Santo Domingo Pueblo, and has been finished with sterling silver cones and a generous extension chain.
overall length: 28 1/2" + 6" extender chain
2mm heishi (approximate)