Here we have a squashblossm necklace with high grade natural turquoise from the Blue Diamond Mine in Nevada. Made in the 1970s, this piece is a fabulous representation of the squash blossom and Native American jewelry craze--a big, almost massive piece, attention grabbing for the unusual look of the Blue Diamond turquoise, which is extremely hard and seldom stabilized. Blue Diamond is considered to be among the best types of turquoise due to its deep blue color and hardness. From the Turquoise Museum website: "A rare deep blue Turquoise producing mine in Nevada, Blue Diamond was mined mostly in the 60s and 70s. You don't see much of this great stuff around anymore. It is dark blue with a black matrix of dendrites and triangle shaped black chert. The blue a lot of times is a swirling of two dark blues,.. it is stunning."
The necklace features twelve squash blossoms and a naja, with two strands of silver beads moving into a single strand toward the top. Like most squash blossoms, it hangs low. The naja measures about 4" across and about 4" tall. Each strand measures about 13" long (26" combined, not including the naja), and the naja adds that extra 3+" making it a 16" long necklace total. The piece is in excellent vintage condition.
A fabulous treasure--representative of the world's fascination with this part of the world, and unlike many pieces created in that era, made with a type of turquoise that is quite rare in today's market.
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