STUNNING handmade Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace, circa 1940's-1950's. Turquiose appears to be very high quality, intense sky blue color with pyrite inclusions. Color is very consistent and stones have high polish. Most stones have minimal inclusion, highlighting the beautiful color of these stones. Sky blue turquoise with minimal veining is generally considered to be the most valuable.
Color and quality of stones indicate they are likely sourced from noteable Bisbee or Kingman mines. Traditional 10 stone squash blossom design with 7 stone Naja or "crescent" pendant at bottom, 17 stones total. Stones are freeform cabachon facet, set in sterling silver with rope bezel and three-sided etchings. Strung with 130 handmade sterling silver round beads, known as "Navajo Pearls", fastened with sheperd's hook clasp. Note the hand cutting marks on edges of the solder joints on the beads which is an indication of the age of this piece.Silver has natural patina, polishing available upon request. Total length measures 24 (not including pendant).
Naja pendant measures 3.25" by 3.75". Necklace cabochons measure 1"- 1 1/4". (with squash blossom 1 3/4"-2"). Inspected by reputable jeweler and antique expert with over 40 years experience.Vintage Navajo Turquoise Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace" is in sale since Wednesday, March 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "718pegasus" and is located in Red Bank, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Iceland, Macao, Martinique, Uruguay, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, South africa, Colombia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion.