tiny, polished disks or beads made from the shells of clams, oysters, abalone, etc., or from semiprecious stones, and strung to form necklaces
Origin of heishifrom Amerindian
A small polished bead, often of shell, coral, or turquoise, especially a small flat disk that can be strung with others of uniform size to form a smooth cylindrical strand, used to make jewelry.
Origin of heishiFrom Keresan hishi shell, shell beads
turquoise and coral heishi