This vintage Native American squash blossom is stand-out for the generous domed turquoise stones and the smaller size that makes this perfect for the person who loves the form yet not the weight associated with newer squash blossom necklaces. The piece is circa 1960s, and the turquoise is high grade, with copper colored matrix that reminds one of the very famous turquoise from a Middle Eastern mine. This one has benchmade beads and pre-dates the super big squash blossom necklaces that emerged in the 1970s and 1980s. The turquoise stones are set in smooth bezels surrounded by silver rope wire and set on a foundation framed by flattened straight wire--each setting resembles a horseshoe. I love these smaller squash blossom necklaces for their versatility.
The necklace is 24" tip to tip (most traditional squash blossom necklaces are 26" or longer), and even with the two strands of beads going up the sides, the necklaces feels lighter than with most traditional pieces. The naja pendant is 2-1/2" wide by about 2-3/8" long. Total weight is 162g. It is unmarked, common for the era.
A one-of-a-kind piece with a highly desirable turquoise.
Please convo with questions, or call (505) 369-6865. Will return your call as soon as possible.
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Nov 8, 2022
Piece was great and shipped quickly.