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1940s Era Box Bow Squash Blossom Necklace

  Lot # JZ519
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1940's Era Box Bow Squash Blossom Necklace

A statement squash blossom necklace should be on everyone’s bucket list, and this one is one of those once-in-a-lifetime finds that’s worth investing in -- the kind that will become a family heirloom. The vintage necklace features a double-strand of handmade sterling silver beads, adorned with 14 squashes, each a finely stamped sterling silver bow tie centered by a smooth cabochon of vibrant turquoise. The carinated sterling silver naja is tipped with turquoise stones and accented by an additional turquoise stone in the center. The necklace sits on two strands of handmade silver beads and is strung on a foxtail wire for durability. Dating back to the 1930-40s era, this is an incredible vintage find -- timeless and classic!

  • materials: sterling silver, turquoise, Sterling Silver Bench Beads
  • dimensions: 24" total length
  • closure: hook & eye
  • weight: 157.08 grams
  • stones are secure in their settings
  • silver has a nice patina
  • light wear from use
  • 14 Box Bow Squash Blossoms
  • Naja Drops Down 70 mm

The Squash Blossom Necklace is one of the most significant and iconic forms of Navajo and Southwestern Native American jewelry. Typically made of a string of plain round silver beads interspersed with stylized "squash blossoms," these necklaces feature a distinctive pendant known as a "naja" hanging from the center of the strand. These necklaces hold cultural significance and have become prized symbols of craftsmanship, reflecting the skill and artistry of Navajo silversmiths.

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Overall: 66.2 mm X 71.5 mm X 5.6 mm
Smallest Stone On Blossom: 6.25 mm X 9 mm
Largest Stone On Blossom: 8.7 mm X 11.5 mm
Necklace Length: 24"
157.08 grams

Lot # JZ519
System ID # 14922717
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