This graduated disc heishi necklace is from the 1960s to 1970s, strung on unwaxed twine that has since stretched from wear. as it is strung on waxed twine. The turquoise is block, which is why we date it around then and not earlier. The artist used silver spacers between some discs and a spiny oyster shell pendant hanging at the bottom and flanked by silver melon beads. The result is that it has lots of flashes of silver throughout. This could be Santo Domingo Pueblo made, and the reason block turquoise would have been used was to keep cost down, as this was the era of huge demand for Native American jewelry. If you're buying this for the age, I would keep it as strung. If you want to use it for the beads, then buy for destash. And if you want to wear it, I would suggest we have it restrung for an extra $25. Just let me know if that is your intention and we can create a listing to do that work.
The strand measures about 23" long tip to tip--it probably was closer to 20" long but now is longer due to the stretching of the twine. The largest heishi discs are about 9mm at the bottom and closer to 5mm at the tips. Total necklace weight is 47g.
Authentic boho necklace.
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