This vintage Native American squash blossom necklace is standout, with stunning natural Blue Gem turquoise from Nevada. The stone used in this necklace displays vivid color and areas of dark brown to black matrix. There are 12 horizontal teardrop-shaped silver "squash blossoms," six going up each side, and I put that term in quotes because these ones do not have the traditional squash blossom form. Still, they function the way a squash blossom would, which is to add even more detail and beauty and power to the already stand-out "pendant"--the "naja"--at the bottom. Notice that the naja is comprised of five more of those tear-drop shapes. The piece was made circa late 1970s to early 1980s, when Native American jewelry was trending bigger and bigger. This necklace is a statement piece for sure yet is not overly big, except in the best way, which is the generous cut of the stones, some slightly domed. But, again, the size is manageable--large enough to get the biggest "oohs and aahs" in the room, yet comfortable enough--for a squash blossom necklace--to wear for hours at a time. The piece is unsigned; it is likely Navajo.
The necklace measures about 26" total end to end, which is a standard size for this form of necklace. The naja measures about 3" wide by just under 3-1/2" tall. Given that extra length of the naja, the hang length is about 13-14", depending on the girth of one's neck. Weighs a substantial 207g. This piece has a beautiful patina and is in excellent condition.
Incredible luminescent blue.
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