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Navajo Box Bow Squash Blossom Necklace

  Lot # JU581
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Navajo Box Bow Squash Blossom Necklace

A 1940's "box bow" squash blossom necklace. This style and the four lobed (or petaled) blossoms were a prevalent design element in the 1940's and 1950's. This piece is superbly crafted of silver strung on a double row of handmade silver beads with twenty four box bow blossoms, each one set with a single natural turquoise stone.

  • Each stone is set in a deep smooth bezel and mounted on a box bow silver backing with ribbed stampings on the bows.
    A 4-lobed blossom accompanies each setting.
  • The naja is a double crescent of sandcast sterling silver with three round turquoise cabochons.
  • Handmade sterling silver bench beads are strung, along with the naja and side blossoms, fastening with a traditional hook-and-eye clasp.


  • 24 Sterling Silver Box Bow Squash Blossoms
    measuring 29mm X 8.6mm
  • Strung with Sterling Silver Bench Beads
    measuring 5.9mm
  • Sandcast Sterling Silver Naja 
    43mm x 40mm 
  • Length: Approx 19"
  • Traditional Hook Clasp
  • Weight: 108 grams

Good. We'll leave the polishing decision to you. This piece has been restrung and is ready to wear!

19" Necklace Without Naja
Naja: 43mm x 40mm 
Weight: 108 grams