Up for your consideration is this fabulous Native American made sterling silver box bow squash blossom necklace with matching earrings. 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! We have much more of her jewelry available from our website as shown in the last photo.
The sterling silver bead necklace is double stranded with 24 hand made stamped bow blossoms (12 on each side), and a large naja, featuring three turquoise stones. Set in the center of each bow is a genuine turquoise stone in a sterling silver sawtooth bezel with a three petal blossom attached. Natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise. The bows have an elaborate hand-stamped design on both sides of the turquoise cabochons.
The necklace fastens with a large hook and eye.
* 25 inches long from end to end.
* 15-1/2 inch hang from the back of the neck to the bottom of the naja.
* Naja: 2-1/8 inches wide by 2 inches tall
* Blossoms: 1-1/8 inch long
* Earrings: 1-1/8 inch long, not counting the earwires and weigh 2.3 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.