Necklace, Squash Blossom, Turquoise, Mercury Dimes Vintage '40s, 1066
Everybody needs a statement squash!
And this one, well, it’s really something else. This gorgeous vintage Navajo squash blossom necklace was crafted with Liberty Dime beads circa the 1940s -- each of which was made by hand. It features 8 blossoms anchored by stones of beautiful green turquoise, and a sleek two-bar naja adorned with 3 turquoise stones. The silver has a nice even patina that has developed over the years.
- artist: unknown
- affiliation: Navajo
- materials: authentic Liberty Dimes, sterling silver, turquoise
- dimensions: 26" length + 2 1/2" naja
- naja: 2 1/2" x 2 1/4"
- weight: 442 grams
- closure: hook & eye
- condition: excellent vintage condition, stones are secure in their settings, silver has a nice patina, wear from ethnographic use
- style number: JN1066