Vintage Mother of Pearl Squash Blossom Necklace Set

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Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver
Mother of Pearl Squash Blossom Necklace
and Bracelet Set

HK Item #S444

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Vintage Mother of Pearl Squash Blossom Necklace and Bracelet Set

Vintage Mother of Pearl Squash Blossom Necklace with Bracelet

Vintage Mother of Pearl Squash Blossom Necklace with Bracelet

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

Vintage Mother of Pearl Squash Blossom Necklace with Bracelet

Vintage Mother of Pearl Squash Blossom Necklace with Bracelet

Vintage Mother of Pearl Squash Blossom Necklace with Bracelet

8.5 mm sterling silver bench beads.

Vintage Mother of Pearl Squash Blossom Necklace with Bracelet

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Vintage Sterling Silver
Mother of Pearl Squash Blossom Necklace
and Bracelet Set

HK item S444 - $795 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE SET AVAILABLE)

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Paula says - "This vintage squash blossom necklace and bracelet set has very lustrous mother of pearl stones set in smooth bezels. Rich patina. A beautiful piece of wearable art.

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

Necklace
24" inner circumference;
Naja 3 1/8" tall x 3 1/8" wide;
stones approx. 3/4" long x 1/2" wide;
8.5 mm bench beads
Bracelet
6" total inside circumference and approximate wrist size. See diagram below (can be opened or closed approximately 1/4")
7/8" gap between ends;
7/8" tall at front, 1/4" at ends
Weight
185 grams for the set
Materials
mother of pearl, 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 Mother of Pearl Squash Blossom Necklace with Bracelet

Vintage Mother of Pearl Squash Blossom Necklace with Bracelet

Vintage Mother of Pearl Squash Blossom Necklace with Bracelet

Vintage Mother of Pearl Squash Blossom Necklace with Bracelet

Bracelet measurements

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Store Policies

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 adopted by 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.
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.

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 by exposure 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.

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