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Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Native Pueblo Santo Domingo Jasper Bead Necklace

Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Native Pueblo Santo Domingo Jasper Bead Necklace
Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Native Pueblo Santo Domingo Jasper Bead Necklace
Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Native Pueblo Santo Domingo Jasper Bead Necklace
Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Native Pueblo Santo Domingo Jasper Bead Necklace

Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Native Pueblo Santo Domingo Jasper Bead Necklace

We have similar Native and Pueblo items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Item Description by: Cait P. Age Circa: Antique Native Pueblo C. Markings: Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed. Country of Origin: United States, Pueblo Nation.

Gram Weight: 45.4 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color: Graduated length of 3.65 mm to 7.65 mm long, Graduated width of 3.2 mm to 7.85 mm wide, Opaque red-brown hue.

Stone Treatment: The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts: Carved and Polished Cabochon. Item Measurements: The necklace has a wearable length of 22.5 and graduates in width from 3.65 mm to 7.65 mm.

Link Type: Jasper Heishi Beads on String. Made during the Fred Harvey era in the 1950s.

The overall style of the necklace is referred to as Santo Domingo, which is also the where the necklace was made in New Mexico by a Pueblo artisan. Jasper beads carved and polished by hand into traditional Heishi beads. When worn, this necklace rests below the collarbone against the decolletage on most people. This listing is for the item only. This beautiful piece was made by a very talented Native American silversmith.

It features handcrafted silversmith work throughout. Antique Native American jewelry is very rare to find. This is due to these pieces being made for reservation and personal use before the tourist trade became popular. Very few pieces were made and even less survived to today.

Kewa Pueblo, formerly known as Santo Domingo Pueblo, is located on the Rio Grande and is particularly known for Native Pueblo artists who create heishi necklaces made of bone, shell and turquoise beads, some of which are so finely cut that they almost look like strands of hair. These beautiful and colorful necklaces are also sometimes incorrectly identified as "Depression Jewelry", however, their origin certainly predates the Great Depression, and they are still being made today by Kewa artists. Pueblo artisans are also quite famous for their inlaid mosaic-like pieces. The concept of Pawn, Old Pawn, and Dead Pawn Native American Jewelry came to be in the 1800s. When a loan wasnt repaid, the item became known as either Old Pawn or Dead Pawn. Heishi, or Heishe (pronounced hee shee), are tiny beads that are disc-, tube-, and even sometimes square-shaped, originally made from shell that has been ground and drilled. In modern times, Heishi has come to mean any tiny hand-made beads of any natural material. Modern Heishi pieces include stone, wood, bone, nuts, eggs, and metal.

The oldest examples of Heishi date back to around 6000 BCE, to the Pueblo Native Americans, and is the oldest form of jewelry in New Mexico. The word Heishi means shell and ancient Pueblo artisans used many kinds of seashells that they obtained through trade with tribes in the Gulf of California; including spiny oysters, mother-of-pearl, and melon shell. A form of chalcedony, jasper is an opaque mineral of virtually any color.

Jasper is often observed with patterns that occur during the minerals formation. Certain forms of jasper such as the pale green variety have been popular since the ancient period; the Minoans on Crete favored green jasper for their seals, but green jasper was also popular among the Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, and Hebrews of antiquity. Hailed as a significant gemstone among the ancients, it was also used to produce objects larger than jewelry such as vases and other vessels.

The item "Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Native Pueblo Santo Domingo Jasper Bead Necklace" is in sale since Saturday, March 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants".

The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Country of Origin: United States, Pueblo
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Material: String
  • Ethnic Origin: Pueblo
  • Metal Purity: .925
  • Main Stone: Jasper
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Jewelry Type: Necklaces
  • Tribal Affiliation: Pueblo
  • Type: Beads


Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Native Pueblo Santo Domingo Jasper Bead Necklace