Santo Domingo Chieftan Necklace, Ceremonial Jewelry for him.
A vintage beauty for a special gift for wife or that special person.
This is a vintage Turquoise Santo Domingo Necklace, the blue hand-rolled heishi beads
are a deep blue with lovely dark matrix. It is accented with pink Shell corn and red Coral at the Jacla and the top ends.
The beads are in good condition with minor signs of wear. This is a heavy piece at 158 grams.
The beads are graduated perfectly making it feel sinuous around your neck.
To hand make beads like this today, would be too expensive. I would take
several pounds of turquoise to sand down to these beads.
Block turquoise is the choice today, due to the expense of getting pounds
of turquoise to grind down to make beads for one necklace.
The skill and artisanship that goes into a Santo Domingo Piece is astounding.
This piece came from a private collection where it was hung and not worn.
Weight: 158 grams.
Shell Corn: 9mm
Turquoise beads: 4-10mm.
Coral center bead: 12mm.
Coral accent beads: 5mm.
Listing for necklace only.
1-2 business days
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We are happy to create something for you. We have an extensive collection Vintage American turquoise from mines such as, Kingman, Royston, Morenci, Bisbee, Ithica Peak, Stormy Mountain, Number8, Damele. And my favorite, Sonora Sunrise. We work mainly with Sterling but are open to new things. Don't hesitate to contact us and we can discuss the stone and design you are interested in. You may custom chose your turquoise.
Most jewelry can be customized in some ways. New pieces can be designed and made per your size needs. Please contact us with any questions.
All Turquoise and most semi precious stones should be kept dry and not stored in sunny places. Natural untreated Stones can change color due to chemical exposure such as shamoo, soap, lotions ect. so make a habbit of removing your jewelry before using these things. Exposure to excessive heat and sunlight can cause fading so try not to store your stones in the sunlight.
Most American turquoise is backed, this is for the protection of the stone, it gives it a little impact resistance, rings and bracelets do take alot of bumping around. Some stones we will only set in Pendants as they do not take the abuse rings and bracelets sometimes see. There are many sterling cleaners on the market, we would be more than happy to polish for you.
Jewelry items are packed in jewelry boxing and ready to gift. Gift wrapping is available at an additional $4 charge. Just leave in the notes that it is a gift or send a message with your wishes and we will do our best to make it perfect.
Cabochons will be wrapped in bubble wrap and boxed securely for safe shipping.