This extra-fine Santo Domingo handmade multi stone & shellheishi necklace was created by James & Doris Coriz. The heishi are a little over 1/8 in diameter. The necklace is 17 inches long and finished off with a sterling silver hook & eye. The Corizs always use genuine stones, NOT BLOCK. The turquoise is stabilized, which means it will not change color. No colors or dyes were added.
Brand new and in excellent condition! Purchased directly from the artists. You can't ask for a better guarantee of authenticity than that.
About the artists: Mary and Rudy Coriz are a husband and wife jewelry team from Santo Domingo Pueblo. They make their heishi and inlaid jewelry in the traditional way. Their jewelry features a wide variety of stones arranged in interesting designs and color patterns. Making beads this way is very time consuming. Treat yourself to a fine piece of traditional Santo Domingo hand made jewelry!