Up for your consideration is this fabulous Native American made sterling silver Kingman turquoise bow tie squash blossom necklace. The necklace was created by the ever popular Navajo silversmiths Everett & Mary Teller, using natural Kingman turquoise. The necklace is a replica of the bow tie squash blossoms that were made back in the 1930-1950's. It's made of 16 gauge sterling silver, which is thick compared to the old bow tie necklaces.
Please look at the back of the necklace. The artists added tubes for stringing, which protects the chain and prevents pulling or snagging of the chain against sweaters or knitted clothes. The necklace drapes beautifully when worn.
The sterling silver bead necklace is double stranded with 14 hand made stamped bow ties (7 on each side), and a large naja, featuring four natural Kingman turquoise stones. The bows have elaborate hand-stamped designs on them. The necklace fastens with two custom made stamped sterling silver hooks.
* 27 inches long from end to end.
* 16 inch hang from the back of the neck to the bottom of the naja.
* Naja: 3-1/2 inches tall by 2-3/8 inches wide.
* Bow ties: 1-1/4 inch long
* I will include a textured stamped 2-inch extender, handmade by the Tellers. The extender can attach to the necklace if desired, adding 2 inches to the total length. See the last few photos.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Hallmarked EMT inside a stylized fish, as shown. Certificate of Authenticity and gift box included.
One of a kind Navajo handmade squash blossom necklace created by two of the Navajo jewelry world's premier artists.
Everett and Mary Teller are a successful husband and wife team creating a vast array of sterling silver jewelry along with other handcrafted items. Everett, born in 1956, began silver smithing in 1988. Mary was taught by her mother, Margaret Bochinclonny, and began silver smithing in 1972. Both husband and wife have received many awards for their work over the years. They show their work in galleries as well as prestigious art shows such as The Heard Museum and Santa Fe Indian Markets. The workmanship is impeccable - you can always depend upon quality when you purchase a piece of Everett & Mary Teller jewelry.