Fabulous Squash Blossom necklace crafted with amazing, vibrant blue Turquoise. The rare Kings Manassa is the highest grade of Turquoise and has a characteristic gold matrix. This Turquoise has not been mined for decades. It is truly unique. The hand made beads and settings are Old Pawn, not marked, and may be sterling or a slightly lesser purity of sterling silver which is typical.
Native American silversmiths are recognized by experts to be among the finest in the world.
The necklace features 17 beautiful large Turquoise nuggets polished to show off the gold matrix. They are bezel set, which is adorned with a fine twisted wire and design around the outer edge. There are 10 blossoms affixed to a double strand of silver beads.
The necklace measures 24 " L, along with the crescent shaped NAJA measuring 3 1/8" W X 3" 1/4 L, for a total length of approximately 27 " Long.
This very dramatic necklace is in excellent condition, and has developed a nice patina.The necklace weighs 172 grams, and is signed on the back "SMY."
Turquoise Kings Manassa Squash Blossom Necklace