This is a fun classic 17.5" necklace created by by Santo Domingo (Kewa) Artist Jeanette Calabaza.
It looks fresh for summer with colorful orange and purple spiny oyster and blue turquoise.
It has fine brown olive shell heishi between the stones.
Weight: about 9.4 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 :)