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Necklace, Squash Blossom, Turquoise, Vintage, Mid-20th Century, Estate, 1349

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WE’VE NEVER MET A SQUASH BLOSSOM WE DIDN’T LOVE, BUT THIS IS A BREATHTAKING BEAUTY. 

This stunning squash blossom is a mid-20th century vintage creation by renowned Zuni jewelry artisan Dan Simplicio, a name you’ve likely heard if you’ve been a fan of DDR or the southwestern jewelry scene for long. It’s designed with a double strand of sterling silver beads supporting twelve blossoms set with beautifully-hued turquoise, and finished with a matching turquoise-set naja. A striking statement piece with impressive intricate silver details. Classic and collectible. Remember: It’s not a splurge if it’s an investment!

Dan Simplicio (1917- 1969; Zuni). Active 1920s-1969. Traditional; cluster work; leaf applique; decorated teardrops; channel inlay; casting; stamp work; jewelry, hollow-ware; silver, gold; turquoise and coral nuggets or twigs. Works in nugget-style in the 1940s with C. G. Wallace at Zuni, and later with John Kennedy at the Gallup Indian Trading Company. Nephew of Juan de Dios who taught silversmithing to Simplicio.

Marks: D S and five-point star; five-point star (star stamp used in the late 1960s)
  • artist: Dan Simplico
  • affiliation: Zuni
  • hallmarks: Dan Simplico
  • materials: sterling silver, turquoise
  • dimensions: 28"
  • naja: 3" diameter
  • weight: 174 grams
  • closure: hook & eye
  • nice vintage condition
  • stones are secure in their settings
  • no stone chips or hairline fractures
  • silver has a nice patina
  • light wear
  • style number: JN1349
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  • Many of the jewelry items we sell are antique, vintage, and/or pre-owned. We acquire these pieces from dealers in New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada, who work exclusively with Native American jewelry and art. That means they had a life before we found them, and they may show evidence of that previous life; signs of wear, dents, scratches, oxidation, broken stones, etc. We strive to be accurate and transparent in our descriptions of these pieces.

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  • We celebrate aging. In ourselves, and in our jewelry. We want the true age of the piece to be represented, so we do not perform any type of cleaning or polishing. If the item is oxidized when we acquire it, that is precisely how you will receive it.