Vintage Sterling Silver Turquoise and Coral Squash Blossom Necklace

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Sterling Silver, Turquoise and Coral Petit Point
Reversible Squash Blossom Necklace
HK Item #N379

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reversible sterling silver turquoise and coral squash blossom necklace 23 inch

reversible sterling silver turquoise and coral squash blossom necklace 23 inch

Size
23" end to end
naja is 2 1/2" x 2 1/2";
10 clusters 1 1/2" x 3/4";
7.5 mm beads
Weight
124 grams
Materials
sterling silver, Read about silver;
coral (see close-up photos below), stabilized turquoise, Read about stones
Condition
pre-owned, excellent; stones firmly set wtih no cracks, chips or missing pieces; see photos for patina
Hallmarks
none
Artist
unknown

reversible sterling silver turquoise and coral squash blossom necklace 23 inch

10 clusters with blossoms - 1 1/2" x 3/4".

7.5 mm sterling silver bench beads strung on foxtail.


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Sterling Silver, Turquoise and Coral
Petit Point Reversible
Squash Blossom Necklace

N379 - $695 SOLD

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Paula says - "Although this necklace is made in a Native American style, we cannot find any hallmarks on it and do not know its origin. We are just selling it as-is. Origin unknown. The coral has many interesting pits and color variation suggesting real coral (see close-up photos below). The turquoise appears to me to be stabilized turquoise, perhaps Sleeping Beauty." - read more.

"For your reference, we had a very similar necklace in the past that was signed R. A. F STERLING so perhaps this one is an unsigned piece by the same artist."

reversible sterling silver turquoise and coral squash blossom necklace 23 inch

Naja is 2 1/2" wide x 2 1/2" tall, turquoise on one side and coral on the other.

reversible sterling silver turquoise and coral squash blossom necklace 23 inch

 

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reversible sterling silver turquoise and coral squash blossom necklace 23 inch

The variation in color and small pits are indicative of real coral.

reversible sterling silver turquoise and coral squash blossom necklace 23 inch

 reversible sterling silver turquoise and coral squash blossom necklace 23 inch

What is the Squash Blossom Symbol?

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.

What is Petit Point?

There are two similar techniques of using very small pieces of stone to decorate a piece and they are often confused.
Petit Point is comprised of long , narrow teardrop-shaped stones that have one rounded end and one more pointed end.
Needle Point is comprised of straight, long, narrow stones that are pointed on both ends.

What is the Naja Symbol?

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.

What is Foxtail?

Foxtail is a fine, strong chain made with two rows of oval links arranged at 45° to one another and connected by small flat links running down the chain’s centre. This creates a braided or woven effect with a directional grain and a fullness which gives the appearance of the hairs on a fox’s tail. Foxtail withstands the constant friction of beads moving around without fraying, breaking or stretching out of shape and is often used for stringing large or heavy beads that could cut or damage cord or string.

What are Bench Beads?

Bench beads are partially manufactured and partially hand made. Usually the halves are machine cut and the silversmith solders the two halves together. Sometimes bench beads are left with a protruding seam but in other cases the seam is sanded down and polished smooth. Then the beads are strung by hand.

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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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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Native American Jewelry blog tips and informationWe are in the vintage Native American jewelry rescue business and are passionate about finding new homes for used and vintage jewelry and artifacts. That's why we purchase Native American pieces from estates, inheritances, collection downsizing and New Old Stock (NOS) inventory from closed stores.

Often people contact us after taking a box of Native American jewelry to their local pawn shop and find that a pawn shop is mainly interested in melt value of the metals and not in preserving the beautiful historic pieces. To hear that people have considered selling these treasures for melt value makes us truly sad.

Melt value is usually far below what we would offer for the jewelry. Yet we can't pay retail price for items because of the time and cost involved in finding new homes for them. We have to research, often repair and restore the jewelry, photograph and list each item on our website, and sometimes hold pieces in inventory for years until the right buyer comes along.

We hope you'll find something special in our vintage shop that will complete yet another circle of our jewelry re-homing mission.


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