Squash Blossom Turquoise Necklaces - Native American Navajo and Zuni

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SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACES
NAVAJO AND ZUNI

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Vintage sterling silver and Malachite miniature squash blossom necklace 19 inch
Miniature Malachite
19" - N352 - $350
Vintage sterling silver and inlay squash blossom necklace
Vintage Pre-1980
Inlay Fertility Necklace

21" - N353B - $1450
Vintage sterling silver and inlay squash blossom necklace
Vintage Pre-1980
Inlay Fertility Necklace

22 1/2" - N353A - $1450
Vintage Mother of Pearl Squash Blossom Necklace and Bracelet Set
Vintage Mother of Pearl
Necklace and Bracelet

24" - S444 - $750
Vintage sterling silver and turquoise squash blossom naja necklace 25 inch
Turquoise & Najas
Cryer Creek Collection
25" - N337 - $495
Classic vintage turquoise and sterling silver squash blossom necklace 25 inch
Classic Turquoise
25" - N314 - $895
Vintage sterling silver Mother of Pearl  Squash Blossom Necklace
Mother of Pearl
25" - N315 - $695
Vintage sterling silver and turquoise squash blossom necklace 24 inch
Classic Turquoise
24" - N346 - $950
Authentic Native American Vintage sterling silver Turquoise Petit Point Set by Navajo Phillip Byjoe
Vintage Petit Point Set
Phillip Byjoe, Navajo
32 1/2" - S440 - $8,995

Vintage sterling silver and turquoise squash blossom naja necklace 26 inch
Vintage Turquoise
26" - N345 - $750

Turquoise Squash Blossom necklace
Turquoise
27" - N319 - $795

Excellent Vintage Navajo Mother of Pearl Squash Blossom Necklace with Bracelet, Ring and Post Earrings
Vintage Navajo Mother of Pearl
Necklace, Bracelet, Ring, Earrings

28" - S439 - $1850

sterling silver Vintage Squash Blossom Necklace 28 inch
Vintage Stamped Sterling Silver
28" - N325 - $1,250

Authentic Native American  Turquoise Squash Blossom necklace
Vintage Turquoise
27" - N227 - $950

What is a squash blossom necklace?

"Some say the Navajo squash blossom necklace has a connection to southwestern agriculture, other say the the spread petal design is just that, a design, and that is was only after white man asked, “what is this, what does it mean” did the name squash blossom come to be. Yet others say the Navajo copied a similar Spanish design of the pomegranate – look at the end of a pomegranate sometime and compare it to the “squash blossom” bead.

"The Navajo word for the “squash blossom” bead means “bead that spreads out” so it would seem to me that the original intent was design, not squash. But what do I know, I wasn’t around in 1880 when spread beads first appeared.

"Whichever is the true account, it seems that originally Navajo silversmiths used simple silver bead necklaces to suspend their naja pendants. In about 1880, the tri-petal form that we know as a squash blossom bead appeared.

"At first, tri-petal silver beads were simply interspersed with plain beads in a naja necklace. Then stones began to be added to the blossom beads partly to please the maker but mostly to satisfy customer demand.

"While usually associated with Navajo silversmiths, squash blossom necklaces are also made and worn by Pueblo and Zuni people. Zuni necklaces usually feature needlepoint designs. Although there can be any number of squash blossoms on each side of a necklace, there are often six on each side, making twelve squash blossoms and one central naja.

"Full size squash blossom necklaces are often quite large and heavy and most suitable for occasional ceremonial wear. Smaller, lighter versions are made to be worn as everyday jewelry." - Paula

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RECENTLY SOLD SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACES

Vintage sterling silver Turquoise Petit Point Squash Blossom Necklace
Vintage Petit Point
30" - N307 - $950
SOLD
turquoise petit point and sterling silver squash blossomn necklace and earrings set
Turquoise Petit Point
S452 - $950
SOLD
Vintage1950s sterling silver and stone Inlay Knifewing necklace 27 inch
Vintage 1950s Knifewing
27" - N343 - $1150
SOLD
Vintage sterling silver Turquoise Squash Blossom 32 inch Necklace and Earrings Set
Juliana Williams, Navajo
Vintage Squash Blossom Set
32" - N308 - $1250
SOLD
Vintage sterling silver Turquoise Claw Necklace
Vintage Turquoise & Claw
24" - N306 - $1450
SOLD
Vintage sterling silver Red Squash Blossom Necklace
Vintage Squash Blossom
29" - N269 - $950
SOLD
Native American turquoise nugget squash blossom necklace
Turquoise Nugget
25" - N201 - $750
SOLD
vintage turquoise squash blossom necklace
Vintage Turquoise
23" - N305 - $750
SOLD
vintage turquoise squash blossom necklace
Vintage Turquoise
23" - N270 - $595
SOLD
Howlite Squash Blossom Necklace with wire Earrings by Navajo Fatoya Yazzie
Fatoya Yazzie, Navajo
Howlite Squash Blossom
Necklace and Earrings
26" - S448 - $425
SOLD
sterling silver Dry; Creek Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 25 inch
Dry Creek Turquoise
25" - N317 - $1195
SOLD

Authentic Native American sterling silver and Turquoise Petit Point Squash Blossom Necklace by Navajo Paul Jones
Petit Point
Paul Jones, Navajo

29" - N316 - $895
SOLD

sterling silver orange spiny oyster Squash Blossom 32 inch Necklace and Earrings Set
H. Begay, Navajo
Necklace and Earrings

25" - S447 - $1150
SOLD
vintage sterling silver and turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 26 inch
Vintage Turquoise
26" - N318 - $895
SOLD

vintage turquoise nugget squash blossom necklace
Vintage Squash Blossom
25" - N267 - $850
SOLD

Authentic Native American turquoise nugget squash blossom necklace
Vintage Royston Turquoise
Squash Blossom Set

Old Stone Collection
24" - N238 - $950
SOLD
Authentic Native American turquoise nugget squash blossom necklace
Vintage Squash Blossom
26" - N236 - $950
Excellent Vintage sterling silver Turquoise Petit Point Squash Blossom Necklace
Petit Point Squash Blossom Set

26" - S437 - $750
SOLD
Native American turquoise nugget squash blossom necklace
Squash Blossom Necklace
27" - N156 - $1250
SOLD
Authentic Native American  Bear Claw Turquoise necklace
Vintage Navajo Bear Claw
26" - N225 - $750 SOLD
Authentic Native American turquoise nugget squash blossom necklace
Vintage Squash Blossom
25" - N231 - $950
SOLD
Authentic Vintage Native American turquoise squash blossom necklace
Vintage Squash Blossom
Leroy Navajohn, Navajo
22" - N249 - $750
SOLD
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Navajo Squash Blossom
26" - N228 - $850
SOLD

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