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Ten Strand Brown Olivella and Red Coral Necklace

Santo Domingo

About The Ten Strand Brown Olivella and Red Coral Necklace

Chocolate or baby brown olivella shell heishi cut to a thickness of approximately 1 mm X diameter of 2 mm.  

Red Mediterranean coral tubes are strung alternating with groups of heishi.  These tubes range from 2 1/2 mm wide to 3 mm long to 33 mm wide X 7 mm long.

Tremendous skill and time went into the creation of this luxurious heishi and red coral necklace. The 10 slender strands of brown olivella shell are evenly interspered with pieces of polished red coral branches that make their way up the necklace from the bottom, like so many little flames or embers against the dark wood of a camp fire.

Delicate, yet dramatic, the overall effect of this piece will never be too much or too little.

Marked Down $550.00

Gallery Price $800.00

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Description

Chocolate or baby brown olivella shell heishi cut to a thickness of approximately 1 mm X diameter of 2 mm.  

Red Mediterranean coral tubes are strung alternating with groups of heishi.  These tubes range from 2 1/2 mm wide to 3 mm long to 33 mm wide X 7 mm long.

Tremendous skill and time went into the creation of this luxurious heishi and red coral necklace. The 10 slender strands of brown olivella shell are evenly interspered with pieces of polished red coral branches that make their way up the necklace from the bottom, like so many little flames or embers against the dark wood of a camp fire.

Delicate, yet dramatic, the overall effect of this piece will never be too much or too little.

About the Artist

The potters of Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico are known for well-formed pottery decorated with dramatic stylized flora, often in combination with geometric designs.

Santo Domingo Pueblo also hosts jewelers with expertise in creating the finest heishi as well as shell overlay work. In the early years, some overlay work combined traditional turquoise, jet and shell with unorthodox modern materials such as poker chips and phonograph records.

Medium Sterling silver cones, hook and commercial chain, olivella shell heishi, red Mediterranean coral
Troy ounces 1.85 troy ounces
Size 29 3/4" length including chain and hook. Actual heishi length is 23 3/4" visible.
Signed Unmarked
Date of creation Circa 1980's
Condition Excellent
Provenance TrBr -1
Gram weight 57.3 grams
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