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Navajo 18-inch, medium-size Sterling "bar" necklace with compressed turquoise, spiney-oyster shell and bronze, by Donovan Skeets. #0987

$115.00

We carry this "stone" in earrings, pendants, rings and two sizes of bar necklaces. We currently have a few dozen of these.  They look similar, but we'll post a couple more of them just for grins.  End-to-end length is 18-inches with a polished Sterling chain. It is  1.25-inch wide and 5/8th's-inch tall. Weight is .60-ounces.  The Navajo buy this material in a compressed "brick" about the size of a house brick.  A whole brick is costly.  One of the well-known turquoise mines 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.  Hallmarked "DS," which is Donovan Skeets.  Always free priority shipping.

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