Side pieces graduate from 3" long to 2 1/2" long
8mm bench beads strung on foxtail.
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."
Centerpiece 3" x 1 1/2".
Necklace is 22 inches end to end with a hook and loop clasp.
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.
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.
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.
LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
|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.|
|30 years or older.|
|New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.|
|An item that has been used.|