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Vintage Navajo Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace

Vintage Navajo Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace

Regular price $1,500.00 USD
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Global Gemology is an NAJA Accredited Gemological Laboratory.  All gem and jewelry items have been examined by a Graduate Gemologist (GG), Certified Master Appraiser (CMA), Registered Gemologist Appraiser (RGA), Applied Jewelry Professional (AJP), Certified Senior Management Professional (CSMP), Certified Senior Sales Professional (CSSP), and CPAA Certified Cultured Pearl Specialist.

Native American jewelry is known for its handmade designs in sterling silver, often set with turquoise, coral, and other local gems.  Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi are the three main tribes responsible for producing some of the most beautiful, creative and exciting sterling silver jewelry in American history.

Navajo jewelry is known for large, chunky gems bezel-set in sterling silver.  Squash blossom necklaces are a signature of Navajo jewelry.  Often embellished with large chunks of turquoise, coral, or other local gems, squash blossom necklaces can be quite valuable depending on quality.

This vintage Navajo squash blossom necklace was hand fabricated in sterling silver.  It features twenty (20) natural turquoise cabochons mounted in pierced collets.  The necklace is embellished with Native American symbolism throughout, including a naja, squash blossoms, feathers, and hogans.  The necklace measures 28 inches in length and is fastened by a handmade hook clasp.

** Please Note:  There are several areas of brownish discoloration on the metal, due to a dried adhesive.

Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
Metal: Sterling Silver
Gender: Unisex
Necklace Length: 28"
Markings: None
Gross Weight: 289.8 grams (186.3 dwts.)
Age: Vintage (Circa Mid to Late 20th Century)

Preowned, Dried Adhesive on Metal

Quantity: 20
Gem Species: Turquoise
Nature: Natural
Shape / Cutting Style: Polished Cabochon
Clarity: Visible Matrix
Treatments: No Indications of Dye
Measurements: 10 x 9mm to 17 x 13mm
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