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VINTAGE SANTO DOMINGO PUEBLO TURQUOISE & SPINY OYSTER NECKLACE, BENAVIDEZ

Vintage Santo Domingo handmade turquoise and spiny oyster shell necklace, created by a member of the famous Benavidez family from Santo Domingo. The necklace measures about 29" long end to end.  Item #1650

$ 199.99     SOLD     Back

This gorgeous, generously sized, vintage handmade turquoise and spiny oyster shell necklace was created by a member of the famous Benavidez family from Santo Domingo. It is hallmarked CB on a tiny silver tag that is incorporated into the necklace, as shown for Curtis Benavidez.

  * This necklace features hand drilled and hand rolled turquoise graduated heishi, separating forty-five large tabs of old natural turquoise with honey colored matrix.
  * The largest piece of turquoise in the center of the necklace measures 1-1/4" by 15/16", and the pieces then graduate down in size to the smallest pieces, that run about 5/8" by 1/2".
  * Eight pieces of natural spiny oyster are placed at intervals between the turquoise, four on each side of the necklace.
  * The necklace measures about 29" long end to end. 
  * Weighs about 4 ounces.
  * Big hook & eye fastener.
  * Excellent condition!

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