This squash blossom necklace has a huge naja and is stand out for the unusual design, with old Mediterranean coral and smoky Mother of Pearl. The silver work is also striking and with that oversized naja reminiscent of large pendants worn in hippie days. The piece is circa late 1940s to early 1950s, Navajo made, and when I found it, I realized right away that it did not measure the usual 26" of most squash blossoms necklaces. This had to do with the fact that the naja was so big, and in the day most of these large-pendant necklaces were meant to hang at just above the belly. Had this necklace been the full length of most squash blossoms, the additional length of the huge naja would have had it hanging too low. The other unusual thing about it is the fact that one strand is shorter than the other. This was, from what I understand by the previous owner, also on account of the big naja. So the story goes, after the artist strung the long side and the customer tried it on, the other side needed to be shortened for the naja to fall at the right length. The oxidized sterling silver foundation and curlicue silver pieces serving as frames/borders between bezels set with red Mediterranean coral and smoky gray Mother of Pearl. If you are a lover of coral jewelry, this is truly the kind of squash blossom necklace that will stop people in their tracks. I know because when I've donned the necklace, it never fails that I get stopped and asked about it. Coral is associated with the 35th wedding anniversary, and this necklace would be a memorable gift for the old soul who loves unusual statement jewelry.
The naja measures 5" wide by 4" tall, and the necklace is a little over 22" long. Weighs 220g. Again, the necklace is asymmetrical on each side; the two sides are the same UNTIL you get to the last set of beads near the hook; one side has 15 beads and the other has nine. The necklace still hangs just fine, but the hook, which normally would be right at the back of the neck, is at the back left. If you would like for the necklace to be restrung, I can do so for an additional $35; just let me know and I can create a custom listing. And if you would like the necklace to be longer, I do have an old non-adjustable Navajo silver bead extender that is just over 6" long, for $35 more, which came with another piece.
Big, beautiful, uncommon older piece.
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