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SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACES
NAVAJO AND ZUNI

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Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace, Bracelet, Ring and Earrings Set
Vintage Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace, Bracelet, Ring and Earrings Set #S495 - $2,500

Vintage Magnesite and Coral necklace 20 1/2 inch
Vintage Beads with Naja
19 1/2" - N478 - $350

Vintage sterling silver and inlay squash blossom necklace
Vintage Pre-1980
Inlay Fertility Necklace

21" - N353B - $1450

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Vintage sterling silver and inlay squash blossom necklace
Vintage Pre-1980
Inlay Fertility Necklace

22 1/2" - N353A - $1450
sand cast sterling silver squash blossom style sterling silver necklace 23 1/2 inch
Solid Sterling Silver
23 1/2" - N384 - $750 $375

Vintage sterling silver and turquoise squash blossom necklace 24 inch
Classic Turquoise
24" - N346 - $950

vintage Presidents necklace of sterling silver beads and vintage coins
Vintage Presidents Necklace
25" - BBN105 - $295

vintage Navajo sterling silver squash blossom style animal necklace by Ella Peter
Sterling Silver Animals
Ella Peter, Navajo
25" - N458 - $750

Vintage sterling silver bead and Liberty/Eagle quarters necklace 25 inches
Vintage Liberty/Eagle Quarters
Bead Necklace with Naja

25" - N57
6 - $525

Authentic Native American inlay bird necklace and earrings set by Zuni Carlene Leekity
Vintage Inlay Birds
Carlene Leekity, Zuni
25 1/2" - N457 - $750

Vintage blue turquoise squash blossom necklace 26 inch
Vintage Blue Turquoise
26" - N401 - $950
Vintage sterling silver and turquoise squash blossom naja necklace 26 inch
Vintage Turquoise
26" - N345 - $750

Authentic Native American Vintage Navajo chip inlay peyoter bird squash blossom-style necklace by Navajo artist Robert Vandover
Vintage Chip Inlay Peyote Bird
Robert Vandover, Navajo
26" - N425 - $950

Authentic Native American vintage collectible museum quality sterling silver and turquoise squash blossom necklace by Zuni artist Frank Dishta
Frank Dishta, Zuni
Vintage Museum Quality
Squash Blossom Necklace

26" - N555 - $4,500
Vintage sterling silver squash blossom necklace 26 1/2 inches
Vintage Heavy Sterling Silver
26 1/2" - N550 - $675
Authentic Native American  Turquoise Squash Blossom necklace
Vintage Turquoise
27" - N227 - $950
Excellent Vintage Navajo Mother of Pearl Squash Blossom Necklace with Bracelet, Ring and Post Earrings
Vintage Navajo Mother of Pearl
Necklace, Earrings

28" - S439 - $850
sterling silver Vintage Squash Blossom Necklace 28 inch
Vintage Stamped Sterling Silver
28" - N325 - $1,250 $625

Authentic Liberty Dime and Dollar Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace
Vintage Green Turquoises
Denet Clark, Navajo

28 1/2" - N442 - $1950

Vintage Navajo sterling silver turquoise petit point squash blossom necklace by Larry Moses Begay
Larry Moses Begay, Navajo
Turquoise Petit Point

29" - N559 - $2450

Vintage Navajo sterling silver Chip Inlay Peyote Bird necklace by Hyson Craig
Vintage Peyote Waterbird
Hyson Craig, Navajo

30" - N482 - $1450

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

Native American Jewelry Blog tips and iinformationWhat 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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