Necklace, Squash Blossom, Turquoise, Cerrillos Mine, Hallmark, Vintage, 1159
EVERY INCH CLASSIC BUT FAR FROM BASIC, SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACES ARE COLLECTOR’S ITEMS AND WEARABLE WORKS OF ART.
Double D Ranch is pleased to offer this hand-selected squash blossom necklace crafted by master Navajo jewelry artisan, Raymond Beard. This vintage squash features two dozen sleek blossoms set with Cerillo Mine turquoise stones set in simple bezels, affixed to a double strand of sterling silver pearl beads by thin silver spacers -- a very unique style. A coordinating naja with 14 smaller turquoise stones features an additional fleur-de-lis with a matching turquoise stone in the center. This one-of-a-kind piece is perfect for pairing or worn alone.
Raymond Beard (Navajo). Active since 1978. Traditional stamp work; set stones. From Gallup, NM.Mark: R BRD
- artist: Raymond Beard
- affiliation: Navajo
- hallmarks: BRD STERLING
- materials: sterling silver, Cerrillos turquoise
- dimensions: 26 1/2" length
- naja: 2 1/2" x 2 3/8"
- blossom: 2"
- closure: hook & eye
- weight: 168 grams
- condition: nice vintage condition
- stones are secure in their settings
- silver has a nice patina
- light wear from ethnographic use
- style number: JN1159