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Fatoya Yazzie, Navajo - Sterling Silver
HK item S448
- $425 plus s/h
Paula says - "This squash blossom necklace and earrings set has seventeen beautiful howlite cabochons set in serrated bezels. The stylized blossoms have a flat back, which makes the necklace comfortable to wear."
Stylized blossoms have a flat back.
mm sterling silver beads.
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.
Also called White Buffalo Stone, howlite is snow white to milky stone often with wide brown or black veins. Sometimes passed off as White Turquoise (Sacred Buffalo Stone) and also dyed to imitate blue or green turquoise. But real turquoise is a much denser stone and seldom has the wide veins that howlite does.
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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|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.|
|30 years or older.|
|New Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.|
|An item that has been used.|