Item #905E- XLG Heavy Santo Domingo Double Strand Turquoise "Chicklets" Disc Heishi Necklace

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Item #905E- XLG Heavy Santo Domingo Double Strand Turquoise "Chicklets" Disc Heishi Necklace

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Large, heavy, bold Santo Domingo/Kewa hand carved graduating turquoise discs and square cut “chicklets” double strand necklace. Each piece of turquoise has been hand carved from what appears to be Kingman turquoise. Both the heishi discs and the square chicklets slowly graduate in size as the necklace extends down from the neck on both sides of both strands to the point the stones reach the focal point. or bottom. There are three hundred thirty six (336) turquoise disc beads and ninety two (92) square turquoise chicklet beads for a grand total of four hundred twenty eight (428) hand cut turquoise beads. The disc beads graduate from 3mm up to 7mm and the chicklet beads graduate from 9mm by 12mm up to 21mm by 22mm on average. Some are longer, but not wider and some are thicker. That was a job just counting and measuring, can’t imagine the work and time it took to carve each bead knowing there has to be some breakage along the way!

The necklace measures 30 1/2” long for the short strand and 32” long for the longer strand end to end. The necklace has a wearable length of 15 3/4” measured from the clasp down one side to bottom of longest strand. Both strands are strung on cotton twine with handmade sterling silver cones and shepherds hook-n-eye clasp. The necklace weighs a hefty 262.3 grams (9.25 oz) and is unsigned with sterling cones and clasp. Over 9 ounces of hand cut and polished turquoise! $589.95