This fabulous 5 strand necklace is 16 1/2" long and was made by Navajo artist Roberta Begay.
It features small sky blue turquoise stones accented with olive shell heishi.
Weight: about 22 grams on my scale I placed a quarter there for scale.
The literal meaning of heishi is shell and specifically refers to pieces of shell which have been drilled and ground into beads and then strung into necklaces. more information on this fascinating subject can be found on the internet
Sure to make a Fine addition to any collection, or a great gift! Please note: Pictures are enlarged to show detail, remember everything looks bigger on line :)