WHAT IS GREAT ABOUT IT. This is a unique and exceptionally beautifully designed squash blossom necklace with very fine detailing reminiscent of the Deco era but probably made in the 1960s or so. There are groups of three graduated raindrops on each blossom and on the Naja which repeat the hand made beads in aesthetic, and the heavy wire work has graceful swirls each with chisel work detailing.
There is natural turquoise in each blossom and five in the Naja plus one larger hanging turquoise bead in the center of the Naja. The whole necklace is hand made with cast elements, and is stunning! The two strands of hand made beads are strung, one on foxtail and one was probably a replacement, of coated wire.This is a superb, large and heavy weight piece that is one of the most gorgeous collectible designs. Excellent vintage, wearable, collectible condition. End to End Length of 26" Length from top of hook and eye to bottom of Naja 15" Naja 3-1/4" to top of crest, and 3" wide Blossoms 1-15/16" long x 1" wide Turquoise, quantity 20 possibly Morenci Mine, natural stones Weight 292.82grams Beads all hand made averaging about 8mm each Unsigned and not marked for silver content, which is usual for those times but tests as sterling silver. 925, at least coin at. Exceptional, aesthetically beautiful and uniquely gracefully designed squash blossom with stunning detailing, each element having incised aspects, graduated raindrops in series' of three, and swirls of heavy silver wire designs, very much an Art Deco inspired work of art of significant weight. Navajo made, with a dangling turquoise element in the center of the Naja. A great collector's item: elegant, simple, classic and timeless. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. Take a look at my store. Yes, I sometimes can take reasonable offers. It's less expensive and is also tracked. First Class International is no longer offered by the US Postal Service.
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This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Jewelry". The seller is "aaplover" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in continental Asia, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Australia.