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. Be sure to check out our other Native American sterling silver necklaces.