Orange Spiny Oyster Squash Blossom Necklace Set

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H. Begay, Navajo - Sterling Silver
Orange Spiny Oyster Squash Blossom
Necklace and Post Earrings Set

HK Item #S447

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 Orange Spiny Oyster Squash Blossom Necklace with Post Earrings by Navajo H Begay

 Orange Spiny Oyster Squash Blossom Necklace with Post Earrings by Navajo H Begay

Large naja is 4" tall x 4 1/4" wide.

 Orange Spiny Oyster Squash Blossom Necklace with Post Earrings by Navajo H Begay

 Orange Spiny Oyster Squash Blossom Necklace with Post Earrings by Navajo H Begay

 Orange Spiny Oyster Squash Blossom Necklace with Post Earrings by Navajo H Begay

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H. Begay, Navajo - Sterling Silver
Orange Spiny Oyster Squash Blossom
Necklace and Post Earrings Set

HK item S447 - $1150 SOLD

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Paula says - "This squash blossom necklace and earrings set has very beautiful orange spiny oyster stones set in smooth bezels. The large naja and excellent silverwork make this set a distinctive piece of wearable art."

Necklace
25" inner circumference;
naja 4" tall x 4 1/4" wide;
stones approx. 7/8" long x 1/2" wide;
7 mm beads
Earrings
1 1/4" tall
Set Weight
237 grams for the set
Materials
orange spiny oyster, Read about stones
sterling silver, Read about silver
Condition
pre-owned, purchased 2000-2005; all spiny oyster pieces firmly set and intact with no cracks or chips; see photos for bright patina
Hallmarks
H. BEGAY Sterling
Artist
H. Begay, Navajo

 Orange Spiny Oyster Squash Blossom Necklace with Post Earrings by Navajo H Begay

 Orange Spiny Oyster Squash Blossom Necklace with Post Earrings by Navajo H Begay

Post earrings are 1 1/4" long.

 Orange Spiny Oyster Squash Blossom Necklace with Post Earrings by Navajo H Begay

 Orange Spiny Oyster Squash Blossom Necklace with Post Earrings by Navajo H Begay

7 mm sterling silver beads.
Sterling silver shepherd's hook clasp.

 

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Vintage Spiny Oyster Squash Blossom Necklace and Earrings Set

Vintage Spiny Oyster Squash Blossom Necklace and Earrings Set

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.


Spiny Oyster

Spiny oyster, not surprisingly, is an oyster that is covered with spines. Like coral or mother-of-pearl, the shell of spiny oyster is considered an organic gemstone. The portion of the shell used to make jewelry is Aragonite, which consists of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Aragonite has the same chemical formula as calcite. Spiny oysters are found along the Atlantic coast of Baja California and Baja Mexico. Common colors vary from orange, found in shallow waters, to red and purple from deeper waters. The shell is also found in white, yellow, pink and brown. Polished shell has definite striations and color variation. Red spiny oyster has been used as a subsititute for coral.

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 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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