Vintage Southwestern Squash Blossom Necklace. This unusual necklace features ten blossoms and a naja set with five turquoise cabochons. Each "blossom" features a single turquoise cabochon set on an oxidized ground framed by hands with blossom attached. The turquoise is all brilliant blue with black matrix. All stones are set in plain bezels. The beaded necklace is strung on foxtail chain and finished with a hook and eye closure.
The naja is sand or tufa cast and features two outstretched hands of friendship, as well as five bezel set turquoise cabochons. The pendant measures approximately 2 1/4 inches X 2 1/2 inches and two separate bead strands are attached to the top reverse. The necklace has an overall length of 26 inches. The handmade beads are approximately 8.5 mm in diameter.
There is no hallmark or silversmith’s mark, but the necklace tests as sterling silver.
In very good vintage condition, with no damage of any sort noted. There are two bright spots on the naja that appear to be filled spots from the time of creation, rather than later repairs or alterations.
ERA: Retro, 1970s
METAL/MATERIALS: Sterling Silver, Turquoise
HALLMARKS/HISTORY: Unmarked, but tests as sterling silver. Bears original ink price and buyer’s code.
CONDITION: In very good vintage condition, with original finish, some patina, and no damage noted
MEASUREMENTS: The naja is 2.25" X 2.5" and the necklace is 26" long.
WEIGHT: 265.4 grams
Arrives in a gift box!
PLEASE NOTE: THE $1000 PRICE ON THE REVERSE DATES FROM THE 1970S, WHEN THIS NECKLAE WAS ORIGINALLY PURCHASED.
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