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Navajo 18-inch Sterling "bar" necklace made of compressed turquoise, spiney oyster shell and bronze, by Donovan Skeets.

$120.00

Description

We carry this "stone" in earrings, pendants, rings and two sizes of bar necklaces.  We currently have a few dozen of these.  Frankly, look alike, but we'll post a couple more of them just for grins.  The reason these 18-inch (polished Sterling chain), 1.5-inch wide and 5/8th's-inch tall bar necklaces haven't been posted on this site prior is because they sell too quick to photo and post them.  The Navajo buy this material in a compressed "brick" about the size of a house brick.  One of the well-known turquoise mines apparently takes pieces of turquoise, spiney oyster shell and bronze and puts the mixture into a machine that applies huge amounts of pressure which turns these elements into a hardened brick.   Since then, we've gone through hundreds of pieces made from this strange mixture.  We call it what the mine owners call it—turquoise, spiney and bronze mix—and not a coffee flavor or type of dishware. Hallmarked "DS," which is Donovan Skeets.  Always free priority shipping.

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