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Vintage Turquoise and Claw
Squash Blossom Style Necklace
HK Item #457

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Size
22" end to end;
centerpiece 3" x 1 1/2";
side pieces graduate from 2 1/2" long to 3" long;
8 mm bench beads strung on foxtail
Weight
189 grams
Material
turquoise, Read about stones
sterling silver, Read about silver
natural claws
Hallmark
stamped: JR STERLING
Artists
unknown
Condition
vintage, pre-owned, excellent, stones and claws firmly set with no cracks, chips or missing pieces; medium bright patina

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vintage

Side pieces graduate from 3" long to 2 1/2" long

vintage

vintage

8mm bench beads strung on foxtail.


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Vintage Turquoise and Claw
Squash Blossom Style Necklace

#457 - $2,250 plus s/h
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Paula says - "The reason we call this necklace "squash blossom style" is because it is constructed like a squash blossom necklace as far as the silver beads and length but is made with claws instead of squash blossoms.

"In my opinion, this necklace shows all the design characteristics and workmanship of being Navajo made. But because we are unable to attribute the JR hallmark to a specific artist we can't legally sell it as Native American made - read more."

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Centerpiece 3" x 1 1/2".

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Necklace is 22 inches end to end with a hook and loop clasp.

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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.

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.

ABOUT TURQUOISE

Turquoise is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It is known as a master healer stone as it is believed to help speed the healing process. It is also thought that turquoise can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart.
Turquoise comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green and it is the natural variations in turquoise that make it appealing. The color of turquoise in American Indian jewelry ranges from brownish green to bright blue. Found in veins sandwiched in between layers of mother rock, turquoise can show some of the influence of the mother rock in its matrix or veining. The matrix colors range from blue to golden brown to black and sometimes with golden flecks. Many people prefer turquoise with matrix over clear stones. Read more about stones.

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.

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