Vintage Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace

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Vintage Squash Blossom Necklace

HK Item #N337

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Vintage sterling silver and turquoise squash blossom naja necklace 25 inch

Size
25" end to end
Central naja 2 3/8" x 2 3/8";
Smaller najas 1 1/2" long;
beads 6.5 mm
Weight
128 grams
Materials
sterling silver, Read about silver;
turquoise, Read about stones
Condition
vintage, pre-owned, stones firmly set wtih no chips, cracks or missing pieces; see photos for patina
Hallmarks
none (tests as sterling silver)
Artist
unknown

Vintage sterling silver and turquoise squash blossom naja necklace 25 inch

Small najas are 1 1/2" long.

Vintage sterling silver and turquoise squash blossom naja necklace 25 inch

Vintage sterling silver and turquoise squash blossom naja necklace 25 inch

Beads are 6.5 mm diameter.

Vintage sterling silver and turquoise squash blossom naja necklace 25 inch

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Vintage Squash Blossom Necklace

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Paula says - "This naja necklace is from the 1970s era or earlier. The eleven najas are cast and then decorated with turquoise stones. The beads are fluted. Strung on chain.

"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."

Vintage sterling silver and turquoise squash blossom naja necklace 25 inch

Naja is 2 1/4" tall x 2 3/8" wide.

Vintage sterling silver and turquoise squash blossom naja necklace 25 inch

Vintage sterling silver and turquoise squash blossom naja necklace 25 inch

Vintage sterling silver and turquoise squash blossom naja necklace 25 inch


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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.

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The jewelry and artifacts in this collection were gathered by a man born in 1933 and who has been collecting for over 60 years. He has a great love of Native American people, their culture and customs and their art. Living and working most of his life in Texas, he has been particularly drawn to Lakota, Comanche, Apache, Pueblo, Navajo and Zuni pieces. We will be listing items from his collection over the next year, so keep an eye on the Newly Listed Items page.

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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