Beaded Shell and Turquoise Necklace
- Handcrafted Necklace from the Navajo Reservation
- Squeare Turquoise Stone Beads
- Round Shell Beads
- Copper Wire
- Lobster Claw Clasp
- 16 Inches in Length
Turquoise deposits are found in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, California, Nevada, Virginia, and Utah. The turquoise mineral is considered one of the highest value minerals in the world by most collectors. American turquoise is valued by its matrix pattern, color, hardness, and by origin.
To the Navajo tribe, the color turquoise represents happiness, luck, and health. Turquoise is also the most common component of Native American Jewelry. The Navajo were talented in molding turquoise into beads, and making Heishi necklaces. Heishi necklaces were smooth necklaces with stitched beads.