Offering a handmade, vintage (circa 60s-70s), extremely unique Native American necklace. This necklace is made with many sterling silver shadowbox pendants, in the shape of shells, with high grade turquoise inside. This squash blossom necklace measures approximately 18 long and weighs 81 grams. The craftsmanship of each individual silver shell is incredible.There are 7 smaller shell/shadowboxes on each side for a total of 14. On the inside of the smaller shell/shadowboxes, they contain one rounded piece of beautiful turquoise.
The larger shell/shadowbox pendant that is in the middle measures approximately 1 1/2 long. It is embellished with 4 symmetrical and round turquoise pieces, symbolizing the four directions and unity.The ability to reverse the necklace to have the shell pendants show all silver, is striking as well. It is two necklaces in one, a true mastery of art. The beads are silver and are also strung with 16 more pieces of turquoise. Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have, and please inspect the pictures.
This piece is unmarked, as many older vintage pieces are. We believe that it was sand casted, for the shell design, then hammered out for the the shadowbox.It was acquired in NM, and part of the estate that had a large collection. The item "Vintage Navajo Silver Turquoise Reversible Shadowbox Squash Blossom New Mexico" is in sale since Wednesday, May 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants".inc-4" and is located in Sarasota, Florida. 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, South africa, 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, Colombia, Costa rica, Iceland, Macao, Martinique, Reunion, Uruguay, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay.