This is an updated traditional style; the kind of necklace southwestern tribes wore for eons, before contact with Europeans, and before learning to make silver jewelry. Of course, in the past the turquoise and shell would have been in rough, irregular lumps, rather than formed into these beautifully regular disks and cubes.
An unusual, updated version of nuggets and heishi, this look is suited to contemporary life – goes as well with t-shirts as suits and dresses. The texture of turquoise cubes and tiny heishi is delightfully crunchy, and as contemporary as today. Sky-blue turquoise and off-white shell will light up every face and go with every color, in every season.