Three Strand Turquoise Tab Necklace

Santo Domingo

Three Strand Turquoise Tab Necklace, Jewelry by   Santo Domingo
  • turquoise tab heishi
Marked Down $825.00
Gallery Price $1,200.00
Three Strand Turquoise Tab Necklace
Santo Domingo
olivella shell (white and light brown), natural turquoise, sterling silver hook and eye. Sing bead consists of turquoise, red & white poker chip material & black battery casing
Troy ounces
3.54 troy ounces
Strands measure an average of 26" in length. Graduated tabs range from 3/4" X 1/2" to approx 3/8" X 1/4" toward back.
Date of creation
Late 1950's
Natural North American (Nevada) Royston, #8 Spider Web and some Blue Gem
Consigned by a gentleman whose grandmother collected jewelry with flair CP 3044
Gram weight
110 grams
About The Three Strand Turquoise Tab Necklace

Handsome "staple" personal adornment piece. This type of Santo Domingo made necklace is the foundation neckware of many Southwest tribes. Tabl necklaes are added to over time. Sing beads from ceremonials are blessed and tied to the strands for protection and good fortune. Turquoise loops or jacklas are hung from the strands as are amulets, fetishes and extra pairs of ear tabs!!

The tab and shell heishi necklace grows with gifts throughout a lifetime becomes a wearable scrapbook of the owner's history ! . . . These 3 strands of green Nevada turuqoise tabs and olive shell heishi await their adventures with someone special. 

One bead, blessed during a Kindalda brings with it life and growth in beauty--health of mind and body !!! Turquoise is always a symbol of prosperity and abundance!  

About Santo Domingo

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.

Other Works By Santo Domingo:
  • Polychrome Pottery Bowl with Lug Handles, Pottery by   Santo Domingo
  • 10 Strand Blue Gem mine Turquoise Heishi Necklace, Jewelry by   Santo Domingo
  • Graduated Turquoise Heishi Earrings with Coral Accents, Jewelry by   Santo Domingo

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