Vintage Red Squash Blossom Necklace

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Vintage Sterling Silver
Red Squash Blossom Necklace

HK Item #N269

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Vintage sterling silver Red Squash Blossom Necklace
Size
29" inner circumference;
Naja 3 1/4" wide x 2 1/2" tall;
9 mm beads
Weight
204 grams
Materials
unknown red stone (looks like coral), Read about stones
Sterling silver, Read about silver
Condition
Vintage, Pre-owned, all stones firmly set and intact with no cracks or chips; see photos for patina
Hallmarks
none
Artist
unknown

Vintage sterling silver Red Squash Blossom Necklace

Vintage sterling silver Red Squash Blossom Necklace

Vintage sterling silver Red Squash Blossom Necklace

Handmade hook and loop closure.

9 mm bench beads.

Bench beads are partially manufactured and partially hand made. Usually the halves are machine cut and the silversmith solders the two halves together. Sometimes bench beads are left with a protruding seam but in other cases the seam is sanded down and polished smooth. Then the beads are strung by hand.

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Paula says - "This vintage squash blossom necklace set has 20 beautiful red stones set in smooth bezels, on a necklace of sterling silver bench beads. The stones look very much like coral to us because of the slight variation in color between the stones. This necklace is in excellent vintage condition.

"Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."

Vintage sterling silver Red Squash Blossom Necklace

Naja is 3 1/4" wide x 2 1/2" tall.

Vintage sterling silver Red Squash Blossom Necklace

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Patina
A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metalexposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance. All items in our Vintage Shop have some patina, even NOS.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.
Vintage sterling silver Red Squash Blossom Necklace

The Naja

The Naja has its origin with the Moors in Spain. It is a good luck charm to ward off the evil eye. It was often used on the browband of Moorish Horses. It is thought that it came to Mexico via the Spanish Moors and from there was adoptedthe Indians. The naja is the base pendant of many ornate squash blossom necklaces.


Coral, Red Coral (also called Red Branch Coral)
Red Coral is the common name given to Corallium Rubrum and several related species of marine coral. Red coral is a collection of hundreds of tiny animals living together in a colonies that resemble small leafless bushes growing on dark, rocky seabottom. The coral skeleton is composed hard calcium carbonate, colored in shades of red from pale pink to deep red. It can be semi-translucent to opaque. It is naturally matte, but can be polished to a glassy shine. Red coral is frequently dyed to enhance color and it can also be impregnated with resins or epoxies to fill surface fissures and flaws.

Coral jewelry has been found in ancient Egyptian and prehistoric European burials. The Romans believed coral could protect children from harm, as well as cure bites from snakes and scorpions and diagnose diseases by changing colour.

NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.
Why isn't this item called Native American?

The US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be madean enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the artist for many vintage items, even if they are Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.

Read about authenticity of Native American Indian jewelry.


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