Native American Indian Chrysocolla and Turquoise Eilat Carved Leaf Bead Necklace
$885.00 These high quality breath taking Chrysocolla, turquoise, and Eilat beads and carved leaves make a gorgeous statement necklace. The necklace has a lots of variation of color with various shapes and shades of peacock blue, green, spider web, and some copper matrix color. There are even Eilat stones in this piece.. a great mixture. The Eilat Stone is a unique combination of Chrysocolla, Turquoise, Malachite, Azurite and Copper. It is named after the locality in which it is found, and is Israel's national stone. It comes in shades of green and blue. Was mostly from trade beads that came over from Israel. The necklace is 30" long and is finished with the traditional sterling silver hook and eye closure. The beads are average of 5 mm and the leaves are around 1-5/8" long by 7/8" across. Weighs 41.7 grams. I attribute this piece to the Leekya family. This Zuni family of famous fetish makers was led by Leekya Deyuse, (known as Leekya and one of his daughters, Sandra Leekya, has a very similar necklace in Schaaf second book, American Indian Jewelry I, page 335 and 337. Not signed. Excellent vintage condition. No breakage to the leaves.
Chrysocolla is a copper bearing mineral and is found wherever there are copper deposits. It comes in wonderful shades of blues and greens with some copper color in the stone. Chrysocolla is believed to attract love.
Turquoise is the birthstone of December and zodiacal stone for Sagittarius. It is believed to attract abundance and prosperity and is associated with love. Chinese turquoise is known for its variation of color and surface ranging from a smooth deep blue-green color to a porous and green-brown color.
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