Santo Domingo Pueblo Vintage Ten Strand Turquoise and Melon Shell Heishi Bead Necklace
The Santo Domingo Pueblo of northern New Mexico is known for the flat round heishi beads they create from turquoise, shell, coral, and other minerals. Each heishi is made by the artisan and matched for size and color.
This ten strand turquoise and shell Santo Domingo necklace is 30 inches and is from the early to mid 20th century. The necklace comes from the estate of a collector and had a label with a price of $2200. Authentic vintage Santo Domingo jewelry has only become more valuable. Understandable when you consider the time, skill, and artistry involved in making the necklace.