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This Squash Blossom is Navajo made in the 1960's which makes it a vintage piece. It was highly sought after at the time and is really quite beautiful to look at. It would make a good piece for display in a cabinet or in a table under glass. It is really quite heavy, so should be worn only on special occasions.

Like anything else in our collection, this is a top quality piece of jewelry. This piece is in remarkable condition and is from an Estate Sale where it has resided in a glass case for over 25 years.

The Turquoise stones are from the Pilot Mine. This active mine produces a large amount of turquoise with an assortment of colors ranging from blue to green with dark brown, black or reddish matrix. It is located in Esmeralda County, Nevada. Each squash has a single stone that is set in a heavy sterling setting, ending with the sterling blossom. The Naja is a lovely piece with 3 stones, 1 on each horn and 1 stone at the top. Each piece is handmade from sterling sheet for the base, then a handmade cone added to form the squash. It is strung on heavy gauge sterling chain to prevent breakage. I doubt that this piece has ever been restrung as it looks original. It has 140 sterling silver beads and it is highly complimentary to the entire piece as a whole.

There is no visible makers mark but since it is a vintage piece it will be sold for current market value.

$3500.00

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Description: New

This Squash Blossom is handmade by Navajo artist, Jenny Watson.  Jenny is famous for her handmade beads and everything you see here is made by her from start to finish.

Jenny finishes her silver work perfectly, leaving no trace of the seam and giving the silver a quality finish. What you see here is a quality piece of work. Jenny has made in the traditional Navajo squash blossom with a gorgeous sandcast Naja. You will find three beautiful pieces of classic Sleeping Beauty nugget turquoise stone set in the Naja. Each piece has that stunning deep blue Arizona color and filled with dark matrix that includes hints of quartz and iron pyrite. The silver has a great feel and has been made to last for generations.

$1050.00

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Description: Mid Twentieth Century Dead Pawn

This Squash Blossom was Navajo handmade sometime in the Mid Twentieth Century, 1950’s or earlier.  It is all sterling silver with no hallmark or sterling mark. You will fall in love with the wire used in the naja to create its unique look.  Also, besides the naja, the crude handmade silver beads give this necklace great character. The naja is made from a triangle wire and has a very simple stamp design.  It is strung on sterling chain and has no evidence of ever having been restrung.  There are seventy handmade beads, sixteen handmade blossoms and the naja. The squash measures approximately 28” end to end, the naja measures approximately  2 5/8", the blossoms measures approximately 1 3/8" x 1/2" and it has a weight of 133.9 grams.  It is truly a lovely piece of Navajo craftsmanship and is from an era in history that makes it very desirable. 

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Description: New

This Squash Blossom is handmade by Navajo artists, Chris Hale and Linda Marble. Navajo smith Chris Hale learned to make silver beads from his father, Eugene Hale. They have that great old time look that creates a spirited Southwest style. Navajo smith Linda Marble is known for her wonderful sandcast designs. Both of these talented artists have come together to make this wonderful Naja necklace. A row of alternating small horse shoes and naja’s are strung on each side and match the large piece perfectly. All of the silver has been given an antique look.  The necklace is 29” in overall length, the naja measures approximately 2 1/4” by 2”, the small horse shoes measure approximately 5/8” by 5/8”, the small naja’s measure approximately 3/4” by 5/8”, the beads measure approximately 1/2” by 3/8” and it weighs 175.4 grams of solid sterling silver.

Linda Marble can be found in the American Indian Jewelry book by Gregory Shaaf on page 232.  She began making jewelry in 1961 and still produces today.  Her work can be found in many galleries, including The Shiprock Trading Co. She says, “I am a fifth generation silversmith” and explained that making jewelry “is my way of life.  This is what I have always done.”

Chris Hale is the son of Eugene Hale and learned from watching his father make jewelry.  He specializes in making handmade silver beads.

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