Authentic Vintage Sterling Silver Native American Indian White Buffalo Turquoise Necklace
$225.00 White buffalo turquoise and shell heshi large disc 18" necklace. Largest bead is 22 mm and they graduate down from there. Hand made sterling silver hook and eye clasp. Notice that some of the nuggets have the dark veining, as they would have in their natural environment. The saying "character counts" describes this fabulous piece. When you look at older photographs of Native Americans the photos will show these necklaces worn by both men and women. This Necklace is in Excellent Condition,
This is truly a Magnificent Collectible Example of Native American Jewelry. This Style of Neck-Wear dates from the earliest finds in excavations in the Western United States.
The White Buffalo turquoise is found in veins surrounded by black chert from the White Buffalo mine in Tonopah, Nevada. Some people say it is not turquoise but the owner of the mine points out that its geological characteristics are the same as turquoise so he is calling it turquoise. What ever you call it, it is a stunning white color with a black and brown chert matrix running through it.
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