Presenting a suite of Needlepoint Turquoise Sterling Silver necklace and post earrings signed by Zuni silversmith G.P. Quam circa 1950 - 1960.
This lovely suite features a serrated bezel set needlepoint Turquoise necklace in 3 parts in a Sterling Silver setting. The central pendant is 2.25" x 1.25", the two side pendants are 1.25" x .375" and these are attached to 4.5" x .25" lengths of chain on either side. The post earrings are dangle in style and measure 2" x .75". The Turquoise needlepoint blanks range in size from 5mm x 2mm - 5mm x 1.5mm. All metals are Sterling Silver and the suite weighs 22.8 grams.
This piece is in excellent vintage condition with no blemishes, missing gemstones or repairs. The piece is visibly hallmarked ‘G.P. Quam' a Zuni silversmith from a large family of silversmiths. JSP testing solution was used to verify all precious metals which all tested 925/1000 Sterling Silver. A Presidium Gem tester was used to verify the gemstone. The gemstone was acetone tested for color fastness. This item was examined using ultraviolet light and a microscope
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