Vintage Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise Squash Blossom Style Necklace

  Home | About UsArticles | Shopping | Contact | Site Map | Search

Gilbert Bowannie, Zuni
Sterling Silver, Turquoise Needle Point
Vintage Squash Blossom Style Necklace
HK Item #N380

Jewelry  <  Vintage Jewelry  <  Vintage Necklaces

Authentic Vintage Native American sterling silver and turquoise Needle point squash Blossom Style necklace 23 inch by Zuni Gilbert Bowannie

1 3/4" diameter centerpiece.

Size
23" end to end
1 3/4" dia. centerpiece
1 1/8" dia. side pieces;
6 mm bench beads
Weight
77 grams
Materials
sterling silver, Read about silver;
stabilized turquoise, Read about stones
foxtail (see below)
Condition
vintage, pre-owned, excellent; stones firmly set wtih no cracks, chips or missing pieces; see photos for patina
Hallmarks
inscribed: Gilbert Bowannie Zuni
Artist
Gilbert Bowannie Zuni

Authentic Vintage Native American sterling silver and turquoise Needle point squash Blossom Style necklace 23 inch by Zuni Gilbert Bowannie

Authentic Vintage Native American sterling silver and turquoise Needle point squash Blossom Style necklace 23 inch by Zuni Gilbert Bowannie

Authentic Vintage Native American sterling silver and turquoise Needle point squash Blossom Style necklace 23 inch by Zuni Gilbert Bowannie

6 mm sterling silver bench beads strung on foxtail.


See Necklace Extenders

Horsekeeping LLC Native American Pawn

Gilbert Bowannie, Zuni
Vintage Sterling Silver and
Turquoise Needle Point
Squash Blossom Style Necklace

N380 - $950 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

    View your  Horsekeeping Videos and Books shopping cart.

Paula says - "The reason we call a necklace like this "squash blossom style" is because it is constructed like a squash blossom necklace as far as the silver beads and length but is made without squash blossoms."

Authentic Vintage Native American sterling silver and turquoise Needle point squash Blossom Style necklace 23 inch by Zuni Gilbert Bowannie

Authentic Vintage Native American sterling silver and turquoise Needle point squash Blossom Style necklace 23 inch by Zuni Gilbert Bowannie

Eight needle point clusters 1 1/8" dia.

Authentic Vintage Native American sterling silver and turquoise Needle point squash Blossom Style necklace 23 inch by Zuni Gilbert Bowannie

More Vintage Necklaces

New Heishi Necklaces

Bargain Necklaces

Questions or more details.

Store Policies

 Authentic Vintage Native American sterling silver and turquoise Needle point squash Blossom Style necklace 23 inch by Zuni Gilbert Bowannie

Authentic Vintage Native American sterling silver and turquoise Needle point squash Blossom Style necklace 23 inch by Zuni Gilbert Bowannie

What is Needle 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 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
©  2015 Horsekeeping LLC    © Copyright Information
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.

Our Rescue Mission
of
Native American Indian Jewelry and Artifacts

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.


Home | About UsArticles | Shopping | Contact | Site Map | Search

©  2018 Horsekeeping LLC    © Copyright Information