This listing features a vintage Navajo handcrafted squash blossom necklace made from sterling silver, gem grade turquoise, and mercury dimes. If your looking for a high-quality vintage squash that can be worn dailylook no further! This piece has it all! An incredible turquoise stone, top-notch craftsmanship, and the length, size, and weight is perfect for daily wear. The design is somewhat simple but incredibly well executed.
This unique piece will make a big statement without being overly large and weighing you down. The biggest attribute this piece has over others is its beauty!!Most pieces of this nature are bulky or gaudy and dont look right when worn, but this necklace is very current in design wearing beautifully around the neck. The cast Naja lays perfectly between the breasts and the dimes lay flat against the chest making it the most comfortable squash you will ever put on!
The mannequin in the photos is a life size model, so what you see on the mannequin is what you will see on yourself. This vintage necklace was expertly handcrafted by a highly skilled Navajo silversmith. It dates back to the mid-century and is an excellent example of authentic Native American jewelry.
The Naja is heavy and sand-cast featuring a single turquoise stone. The stone is in excellent condition, protruding from a straight bezel with amazing color hues of caribbean ocean blues and heavy tan matrixes..... Im not an expert on identifying specific turquoise stones however, I can say with 100% confidence the stone used in this piece is of high gem grade quality.The Naja has a simple starburst design while featuring starburst stampings at each end. A double row of handmade pearls feature 6 Mercury dimes on each side of the Naja. The dimes are in great shape with the mint years still legible. Each dime is soldered to a rectangular plate of silver that twists 180 degrees to rest between the pearls. The front edge of each silver plate has a jagged sawtooth finish adding extra detail to stand out. The handmade pearls are in excellent condition and strung on the best possible chain out there.. The design is finished with a classic hook and eye clasp at the end of the pearl strands.. Its a very well made and sturdy piece from beginning to end. This item has not been cleaned or polished and has been left in its original state. This Navajo crafted necklace is a fantastic example of Native American culture. It will last for years to come and be handed down for generations..... Cherish and enjoy for now..
And pass down to loved ones in the future. Weight - 146 Grams - 5.1 Ounces. Length From End to End - 28. Naja Measures - 3-5/8 tall (including the stone) by 2-1/4 wide. Turquoise Stone Measures - 7/8 tall by just over 1/2 wide.
Mercury Dimes Measure - Just under 3/4 in diameter(width), the dimes are minted from 1935 too 1945. Pearls Measure - 5/16 in diameter, the perfect size, not too large and bulky.
Stamped Sterling - NO, tested and verified. Signed by Artist - NO. Condition - Preowned, in excellent vintage condition with original parts and pieces and a naturally aged patina, ready to wear or display.
I treat every item as if it were my own. Extra bubble wrap and packing materials are used to ensure a safe arrival to its new owner. Please see all 12 photos!! Enlarge them and study them. Ask any questions you may have.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY!! The item "Vintage Navajo Turquoise Sterling Silver Mercury Dime Squash Blossom Necklace" is in sale since Monday, July 19, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "native-obsession" and is located in Burgaw, North Carolina.
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