This three piece Heishi and inlaid pendant set (necklace, attached pendant and earrings) is so gorgeous. It is made from sterling silver, jet, and coral. Kewa (Santo Domingo) artists are known for their heishi. The word “heishi “means “shell” in the Keresan language. Traditionally Kewa jewelry makers created their heishi jewelry out of shell. The shell is hand cut into a flat disc. Today, other stones that Santo Domingo artists cut in this manner, are also referred to as heishi. With modern tools and innovations, artists can create different styles of beads and use different gemstones like turquoise, coral, jet, serpentine, and spiny oyster. The pendant is signed on the back into the silver.

Earrings 2″ long,
Beads 20″ long with 3″ extension
pendant 1 5/8″ long
Price: $625 for the set

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