Single Strand Heishi Turquoise Necklace
Before the Native people of the Southwest used metals, they made heishi, meaning "shell." The beads are flat, smooth discs, and have been hand-cut, hand-drilled and hand-polished. Santo Domingo artist, Wilbert Calabaza, mastered this traditional jewelry making technique while crafting this delicate, single-strand pen shell and turquoise heishi necklace! Clasp is made from 925 sterling silver.