DescriptionEnhance your style with the bold look of this single-strand bead necklace handcrafted by Navajo artists Everett and Mary Teller. Turquoise beads are strung together and paired with red spiny oyster creating a vibrant and contemporary color palette that will add warmth to any outfit.
Native Americans in the Southwest have been wearing beaded jewelry for centuries. The beaded tradition is most closely associated with Santo Domingo Pueblo, known for creating beautiful shell and gemstone beads by hand. These beads are called “heishi,” which means “shell” in the Santo Domingo language, Keres. Necklaces with similar bead styles have been found in the ancient Ancestral Pueblo (formerly referred to as Anasazi) sites of Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde, and heishi may be the oldest form of jewelry in New Mexico.
Necklace measures 16-1/4" long and 1/4" wide with hook closure. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
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