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

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.  The reason these 18-inch (polished Sterling chain), 1.25-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.  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.  We call it what the mine owners call it—turquoise, spiney and bronze mix—not a coffee flavor or type of dishware.  Hallmarked "DS," which is Donovan Skeets.  Always free priority shipping.