Horse Training, Horse Care, and Riding Books and Videos from Cherry Hill at www.horsekeeping.com       View your  Horsekeeping Videos and Books shopping cart.
 
Home | FAQ | About UsArticles | Shopping | Contact | Site Map | Search

Vintage Sterling Silver
Carnelian Mini Squash Blossom Necklace
HK Item #N705

Jewelry  <  Vintage Jewelry  <  Squash Blossom Necklaces

sterling silver and Carnelian Mini Squash Blossom necklace 18 1/2 inch

size
18 1/2" end to end
14 blossoms 1 1/8" long;
2" x 2 1/2" naja;
weight
60 grams
materials
sterling silver, Read about silver;
carnelian, Read about stones;
chain
condition
vintage, pre-owned, excellent; stones firmly set with no cracks, chips or missing pieces; no deformed blossoms; bright patina
hallmarks
none
artist
unknown

sterling silver and Carnelian Mini Squash Blossom necklace 18 1/2 inch

14 squash blossoms 1 1/8" long.

sterling silver and Carnelian Mini Squash Blossom necklace 18 1/2 inch


See Necklace Extenders

Horsekeeping LLC Native American Pawn

Vintage Sterling Silver and Carnelian
Mini Squash Blossom Necklace

N705 - $495 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

Paula says - "All the beauty and a fraction of the weight of a full size squash blossom necklace.

"In my opinion, this 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."

sterling silver and Carnelian Mini Squash Blossom necklace 18 1/2 inch

sterling silver and Carnelian Mini Squash Blossom necklace 18 1/2 inch

2" x 2 1/2" naja.

sterling silver and Carnelian Mini Squash Blossom necklace 18 1/2 inch

Squash Blossom Necklaces

More Vintage Necklaces

New Heishi Necklaces

Bargain Necklaces

sterling silver and Carnelian Mini Squash Blossom necklace 18 1/2 inch

18 1/2 inches end to end.  14 squash blossoms.

sterling silver and Carnelian Mini Squash Blossom necklace 18 1/2 inch

7.5 mm bench beads strung on chain 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 CARNELIAN

A translucent, semiprecious variety of the silica mineral chalcedony with physical properties like quartz. Shades of red, orange, and reddish brown come from small amounts of iron oxide, or rust. Carnelian was used widely during Roman times to make signet or seal rings for imprinting a seal with wax because hot wax does not stick to carnelian. Some of these ancient carnelian rings have retained their high polish better than those made from harder stones. Carnelian is mined principally in India, Brazil, and Australia. Read more about stones.

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

  2023 Horsekeeping LLC    Copyright Information