This is a very handsome early hand forged ingot silver Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace with an outstanding, highly polished turquoise cabochon embedded in the naja and an uncommon wire detail below the stone. This is a wonderful example of fine Native American Indian hand made silversmith work. The very well made, smoothly rounded bench beads; the slightly shorter rare 4 petal blossoms securely strung on a solid silver 'fox tail' chain, the truly sky blue color of the smooth turquoise stone, the generous weight of the silver and the age of between 1930-1950 all combine to give this utterly wearable necklace many desirable elements.
The blossoms are well placed to sit below a collar and to add to the wearable comfort of this piece. None of the petals have been bent or damaged in any way. There is about 1" of 'play' on the chain to help the necklace sit comfortably. The ends of the chain are roughly soldered to link to the simple hook and eye closure. This is unmarked but acid tests for 925 Sterling and has been appraised by an expert in Native American artifacts to confirm it's age and provenance.
The condition of this classic necklace is perfect and looks to have only been very lightly used or worn. It is substantial and impressive without being overpowering.
Total length - 20 3/4"; Naja Pendant - 2.5" x 2.25"; Turquoise Stone - 11mm L x 6mm W; Blossoms 1" L; Beads 1/2" Diameter
Weight - 123 grams
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