Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace

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Sterling Silver
Dry Creek Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace

HK Item #N317

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sterling silver Dry Creek Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 25 inch

Size
25" inner circumference;
Naja 2 1/2" x 2 3/4";
8 mm beads
Weight
163 grams
Materials
turquoise, Read about stones
sterling silver, Read about silver
Condition
pre-owned, purchased 2000-2005; excellent; all stones firmly set and intact with no cracks, chips or missing pieces; see photos for bright patina
Hallmarks
NE Sterling
Artist
unknown

sterling silver Dry Creek Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 25 inch

sterling silver Dry Creek Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 25 inch

Side blossoms 1 5/8" long.

sterling silver Dry Creek Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 25 inch

Hook and loop closure.
8 mm sterling silver beads.

 

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Sterling Silver
Dry Creek Turquoise
Squash Blossom Necklace

N317 - $1195 SOLD

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Paula says - "This squash blossom necklace has 13 beautiful Dry Creek Turquoise 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 we can't attribute the hallmark to a specific artist we can't legally sell it as Native American made - read more."

sterling silver Dry Creek Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 25 inch

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

sterling silver Dry Creek Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 25 inch

Beautiful stamping and rope details on the blossoms.


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sterling silver Dry Creek Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 25 inch

sterling silver Dry Creek Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 25 inch

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.

Dry Creek Turquoise (Battle Mountain, Nevada) has a very pale blue color because there is very little copper or iron in the ground where it forms. Stones from the same mine that are white, with no blue or green color at all, are called Sacred Buffalo Stone or White Buffalo Stone because the white buffalo is a very rare and sacred buffalo.

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.
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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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