This large necklace is about five to ten years old, purchased in Santo Domingo Pueblo and made of newer and more affordable materials than the traditional ones. The purple color dyed and treated compressed turquoise, also known as purple Mohave turquoise, and the white beads are Howlite. The disc that tops the jacla is actually purple spiny oyster. The necklace is strung on traditional waxed twine, braided at the top and tied off, meant to be put on and off over the head. Mohave turquoise was first referenced in the Lapidiary Journal in 1979. It is crafted through a process that compresses Kingman turquoise into pieces. Once pressed it is stabilized and dyed. The result is a very colorful shade of purple. Howlite was discovered in 1868 in Novia Scotia by Henry How (1828–1879), a Canadian chemist, geologist, and mineralogist. This new mineral was called "silico-boro-calcite"; it was given the name "howlite" by James Dwight Dana shortly thereafter. The necklace is stunning on, and given the weight and substantial length, would look great on someone with a long torso and some height. It is a unisex piece.
The necklace measure about 32" total length, and with the additional length of jacla, has a hang length of about 20". All of this is estimated as the length can be adjusted by retying the twine. Weighs about 156g. In excellent, hardly used condition.
For the purple lover in your life.
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