OLD NAVAJO SILVER and TURQUOISE SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE
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All Items: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Pre 1970: item # 1096617
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|I have had this Navajo squash blossom necklace for a while - it was part of a Native American collection of jewelry and artifacts that was dispersed through a local auction house a few years ago. Though my specialty is vintage Mexican silver jewelry the boldness of Navajo silversmithing really gets to me and I also adore turquoise. I believe this to be an older necklace - it's not signed but tests positive for silver and it's also very well made. Long with handmade beads tightly strung and 12 squash blossoms, it has a good size naja adorned by three turquoise stones, bezel set in floriform appliques with nicely crafted silver leaves hugging them. I think this is Kingman mine turquoise with the three stones having some kind of a glaze over them. The necklace is 28" long (for the chain) with a naja that is 2 3/4" wide (at its widest) and 2 3/4" tall. The handmade beads are approx. 3/8" in diameter and the blossoms are between 7/8" and 11/16" in length (counting only the flower part and not the two beads attached to each one). Weighing 103.3 grams it is unsigned but tests positive for silver - I believe it's at least of coin quality even though it is most probably sterling. Difficult for me to date but I would suggest 1950s-60s and in excellent vintage condition.|