8 Liberty/Eagle quarters.
Vintage Sterling Silver Beads
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, length, naja and other added elements but is made without squash blossoms.
"In my opinion, this vintage sterling silver bead necklace shows all the design characteristics and workmanship of being Native American made. But because there is no hallmark that we can attribute to a specific artist we can't legally sell it as Native American made - read more."
Cast sterling silver naja is 2 1/4" x 1 1 /4".
8 mm handmade beads strung on waxed cord with hook and eye closure.
25" long end to end, strung on waxed cord.
What is the Naja Symbol?
The horseshoe shaped naja originated 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: read more . . .
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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|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.|