Vintage Smith’s Black Matrix Turquoise Necklace
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This amazing necklace contains 725 carets of natural high grade turquoise from the rarely seen Smith’s Black Matrix claim. The claim dates back to the 1930s when the American Gem Company headed by Doc Wilson purchased the claim from the Smith family. The claim produced a small amount of turquoise before being abandoned. This necklace was produced at Santo Domingo Pueblo out of this same material. It is strung with hand drilled shell derived from the pin sea shell. It comes with an original pawn tag. Strung with five graduated strands, it is striking when worn on the neck.
Necklace Length Clasp Included: 26 in.
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