Necklace, Natural Stone, Jacla, Turquoise & Spiny Oyster, Vintage, 994

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Timeless design is always a good investment - plus it looks great around your neck!

This vintage Santo Domingo necklace is made in the timeless jacla style. Crafted of hand-rolled turquoise and orange spiny oyster shell beads with a pair of matching jaclas hanging from sterling silver bead joining.  

Jacla is the Navajo word for “ear string”; although the style is attributed to the Rio Grande Pueblo Indians, they were commonly traded among tribes and have been seen in vintage photos being worn by both men and women of many southwestern tribes. In the original style, the bottom loops of a jacla were a pair of “earrings” that were tied to the necklace; before ears were pierced and earrings were worn in the lobes, they were fashioned into long loops that were worn over the entire ear.

  • affiliation: Pueblo
  • materials: sterling silver, turquoise, orange spiny oyster, sinew
  • dimensions: 40"
  • weight: 152 grams
  • closure: sinew wrap with silver beads
  • condition: excellent vintage condition with oxidation and wear
  • style number: JN990
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