Up for your consideration is this fabulous Native American made sterling silver turquoise squash blossom necklace with matching earrings. Natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise. The necklace was created by the ever popular Navajo silversmith Doris Smallcanyon. Doris is known for her squash blossoms and her kachina figures although she can make almost anything!
The sterling silver necklace is double stranded with 14 hand made blossoms (seven on each side), and a large naja, featuring three turquoise stones. Each blossom has a turquoise stone set in a sterling silver sawtooth bezel nestled inside a high polish sterling silver three petal blossom. The necklace fastens with a hook and eye.
* 25 inches long from end to end.
* 15-3/4 inch hang from the back of the neck to the bottom of the naja.
* Naja: 2-1/4 inches wide by 2-3/8 inches tall
* Earrings: 1" long, not counting the earwires and weigh 2.5 grams.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Hallmarked D. Smcyn by artist Navajo Doris Smallcanyon, as shown. Certificate of Authenticity and gift box included.
The crescent shaped naja is one of the most familiar forms in Navajo indian jewelry. It is thought to have originated in the Old World as a Spanish horse gear - a third eye placed on the animals forehead to ward off evil. It is often used as a focus piece in squash blossom necklaces. " Squash blossoms " were actually pomegranate blossoms that were worn as trouser decorations by Spanish Colonial gentleman.