Identifying Stones in High Quality Native American Jewelry

Identifying Stones in High Quality Native American Jewelry Nowadays, Native American jewelry are being appreciated for their intricate art and precious gems used in making them. Native American jewelry employ the use of many natural stones like sterling silver, coral and most especially turquoise. Explained below are examples of gems and precious stones used to […]

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Heishi Beads in Native American Jewelry

Heishi, san dominguean native american jewelry, thin discs (silver, usually made out of shells), 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 and more frequently, however, heishi (pronounced hee-shee) has come to refer to hand-made […]

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