RARE Wampum (quahog shell) Navajo Handmade 18x25mm Oval Earrings

RARE Wampum (quahog shell) Navajo Handmade Earring Slabs with Sterling Silver - stonesnsilver turquoise beads and cabochons

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RARE Wampum (quahog shell) Navajo Handmade 18x25mm Oval Earrings

RARE Wampum (quahog shell) Navajo Handmade Earring 18x25mm oval Slabs with Sterling Silver. 

Wampum was officially recognized as a currency by Massachusetts Bay Colony on October 18, 1650 ... strings of eight, 24, 96 and 480 beads has currency values for trading. Also known as quahog shell, a clam with purple and white coloring. Wampum Quahogs shells are found in the waters from Cape Cod south to New York, with a great abundance in Long Island Sound. Usually only available up in the northeast US, recently bead manufactures have been cutting them into beads for jewelry making.

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