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Twelve squash blossoms 1 1/2" long.
N228 - $850 SOLD
Paula says - "I'm not sure of which mine this turquoise is from, but the stones are gorgeous - light blue with brown matrix all set securely in smooth sterling silver bezels.
"A unique feature on this necklace is that the edges are all hand stamped with beautiful sun rays. See close up photo below.This necklace is in excellent condition with no broken pieces or missing stones."
Naja is 3 1/4" tall x 2 3/4" tall.
9 mm stering silver bench beads.
The Squash Blossom Necklace
In about 1880, the tri-petal form that we know as a squash blossom bead appeared. At first, tri-petal silver beads were simply interspersed with plain beads in a naja necklace. Then stones began to be added to the blossom beads partly to please the maker but mostly to satisfy customer demand. Read more . . .
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 Navajo Indians. The naja is the base pendant of many ornate squash blossom necklaces.