Heishi jewelry is believed to be the oldest form of jewelry making in New Mexico, and perhaps in all of North America. The word heishi means "shell," although today the term is often used to reference small handmade beads made from many different natural materials. Making quality Native American heishi necklaces is a time-consuming, labor-intensive process, but the stunning results are worth the effort. We are proud to offer authentic heishi necklaces sourced from local artists from the Zuni, Navajo, and Santo Domingo tribes.
We offer a wide variety of designs and styles so you can complement any outfit. We only use genuine gemstones, so place your order with complete assurance. The necklaces that we sell are meticulously crafted by expert Native American beadworkers, and the quality and attention to detail is truly exceptional. Crafting these necklaces takes considerable time and effort. In fact, sometimes it can take up to a week just to make one strand. We are sure you will understand why people treasure their jewelry when you see yours.
Own a Piece of History
Native American jewelry appeals to so many different types of people of all ages, from all over the globe. Although American Indian culture has become quite prominent in the modern fashion industry, it is truly a timeless style whose appeal transcends the ages. Our Native American heishi necklaces make wonderful gifts for that special person in your life, or buy one to add to your personal collection. These gorgeous necklaces are legitimate works of art that anyone would be proud to own.
Heishi is often imitated, but rarely successfully. When you gently pull one through your hand, it should pass smoothly with uniform consistency. It should have an unchanging feel, almost as if it is one single long piece. Imitation heishi often feels jagged and uneven, and the materials used tend to be inferior. There is no substitution for the hard work and dedication that real artists put into their work.
Discerning jewelry buyers choose Southwest Silver Gallery because they recognize the importance of authenticity. Each one of our products comes with a certificate of authenticity that proves its legitimacy. Our prices are also much lower than other retailers, without ever compromising the quality for which we are widely known. Our high-quality Native American necklaces are unrivaled in the industry, and our loyal customers recognize that and keep coming back time and time again.
Place Your Order Today
We make ordering a breeze. Simply select your favorite necklace, add it to your cart, and check out through our secure website. We offer free shipping on all order over $99, and feel free to let us know if you want free gift wrapping. All of our jewelry comes with a 30 day guarantee to ensure your complete satisfaction with your order. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call us at 1-888-476-4367, or get in touch through our Contact page. Buy the necklace of your dreams today.