Don't miss out on the opportunity to own this gorgeous Zuni handcrafted sterling silver turquoise needlepoint cluster squash blossom necklace by Zuni silversmiths and lapidarists Merlinda and Delbert Chavez!
The necklace has 12 squash blossoms (6 on each side) set with tiny Sleeping Beauty needle points in teardrop chaped clusters with three-petal silver squash blossoms attached to each cluster. There is a large intricate naja at the center of the necklace. The necklace measures about 26 inches from end to end and hangs about 14-1/2 inches from the back of the neck to the bottom of the naja. The Naja measures 2-7/8 inches tall by 2-1/2 inches wide. The squash blossoms measure about 1-3/4 inch long. The necklace weighs about 140 grams, which is almost 5 ounces.
The matching post style earring are 1-1/2 inch long and the post is located at the top of the earrings. Each lightweight earring weighs 4.7 grams.
This fantastic necklace set is a brand new, high quality, Zuni created squash blossom necklace in perfect condition. Imagine the amount of work that went into creating this masterpiece! A Certificate of Authenticity will be included. Hallmarked by the artists, D&M CHAVEZ.
Merlinda Chavez is known for needlepoint and pettipoint cluster style jewelry (which are traditional Zuni designs). She was taught by her father Wayne Hooee.