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 Sterling Silver
Vintage Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace
HK Item #N703

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sterling silver and Turquoise Squash Blossom necklace 27 inch

size
27" end to end
10 blossoms 1 5/8" to 1 7/8" long;
7.5 to 7.75 mm handmade beads;
3" x 3" naja
weight
220 grams
materials
sterling silver, Read about silver;
turquoise, Read about stones;
foxtail chain
condition
vintage, pre-owned, excellent; stones firmly set with no cracks, chips or missing pieces; no deformed blossoms; dark patina
hallmarks
none
artist
unknown

sterling silver and Turquoise Squash Blossom necklace 27 inch

10 squash blossoms 1 5/8" to 1 7/8" long.

sterling silver and Turquoise Squash Blossom necklace 27 inch

sterling silver and Turquoise Squash Blossom necklace 27 inch


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Vintage Sterling Silver and Turquoise
Squash Blossom Necklace

N703 - $2,500 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

Paula says - "In my opinion, this squash blossom necklace shows design characteristics and workmanship of being Navajo 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.

"The blossoms are made of heavy guage sterling silver, which is indicative of vintage work. I'm not sure about the turquoise, but it resembles some I've seen from the Thunderbird Mine in Nevada."

sterling silver and Turquoise Squash Blossom necklace 27 inch

sterling silver and Turquoise Squash Blossom necklace 27 inch

3" x 3" naja, with dangle..

sterling silver and Turquoise Squash Blossom necklace 27 inch

Hand made beads.

sterling silver and Turquoise Squash Blossom necklace 27 inch

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sterling silver and Turquoise Squash Blossom necklace 27 inch

27 inches end to end.  10 squash blossoms.

sterling silver and Turquoise Squash Blossom necklace 27 inch

sterling silver and Turquoise Squash Blossom necklace 27 inch

7.5 to 7.75 mm handmade beads strung on foxtail with hook and eye.

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. Read more . . .

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.

About Silver

100% solid silver won't tarnish but it is too soft to use for making jewelry - it could easily be scratched, dented and bent. Sterling silver has a small amount of one or more other metals usually copper, added to the silver. To be called sterling silver, the alloy must contain at least 92.5% pure silver. Sterling silver alloy is harder than pure silver but the added metals also can cause discoloration or tarnish.

Read more about silver.

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.

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.

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