Vintage Mother of Pearl Squash Blossom Necklace

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Vintage Sterling Silver
Mother of Pearl Squash Blossom Necklace

HK Item #N315

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Vintage sterling silver Mother of Pearl  Squash Blossom Necklace

Size
25" inner circumference;
Naja 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
7 mm beads
Weight
172 grams
Materials
mother of pearl, Read about stones
sterling silver, Read about silver
Condition
Vintage, Pre-owned, excellent; all stones firmly set and intact with no cracks, chips or missing pieces; see photos for patina
Hallmarks
none
Artist
unknown

Vintage sterling silver Mother of Pearl  Squash Blossom Necklace

Side blossoms 1 1/2" long.

Vintage sterling silver Mother of Pearl  Squash Blossom Necklace

Vintage sterling silver Mother of Pearl  Squash Blossom Necklace

Hook and loop closure.
7 mm sterling silver beads.

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Vintage Sterling Silver
Mother of Pearl Squash Blossom Necklace

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Paula says - "This vintage squash blossom necklace has 15 lustrous mother of pearl stones set in smooth bezels. It is a classic and the perfect length and weight to wear every day.

"In my opinion, this necklace shows all the design characteristics and workmanship of being Navajo made. But because it doesn't have a hallmark that we can attribute to a specific artist we can't legally sell it as Native American made - read more."

Vintage sterling silver Mother of Pearl  Squash Blossom Necklace

Naja is 2 1/2 x 2 1/2" wide.

Vintage sterling silver Mother of Pearl  Squash Blossom Necklace


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Vintage sterling silver Mother of Pearl  Squash Blossom Necklace

Vintage sterling silver Mother of Pearl  Squash Blossom Necklace

Squash Blossom - Corn, squash and beans are the traditional mainstays of the southwestern diet, culture and symbolism and are used in many ways in art and ceremony. The squash blossom represents abundant life.

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 adopted the Indians. The naja is the base pendant of many ornate squash blossom necklaces.

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.
Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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Patina
A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.
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 made by an 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 authentic 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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