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Vintage Navajo Turquoise Squash Blossom Sterling Necklace

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Fine Jewelry1830 of 3501Amethyst and Austrian Crystal Heart in Sterling by Jay Flex ca 1930925 silver Jade Pendant, Large,  From?
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Posted 2 years ago

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Moonstonel…
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This is one of my favourite Navajo Squash Blossoms! I got this many years ago. When I was into Native American pieces. This has some of the most spectacular Turquoise I have ever seen! The Squash Blossom measures 28 inches with a 2 inch drop. The plates range from the centre being 2.25 x 1.75 and the others are about 2 inches each descending...
This is a fabulous find and this necklace came from a lady who's father bought it for her mother in the 1930's. As an anniversary present from a local jeweler. This is made of coin silver and not hallmarked. I promised the lady that this would be with me forever.

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  1. BHock45 BHock45, 2 years ago
    Now that's not even fair!
  2. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 2 years ago
    mustangtony, thank you for your loving :)))
  3. nldionne nldionne, 2 years ago
    Wow, look at that color!
  4. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 2 years ago
    nldionne, thank you!!! I love this necklace...just don't wear it! Its too big for me :) Great to look at! Thanks for the comment ...always appreciated :))
  5. nldionne nldionne, 2 years ago
    You should wear it. It would look fabulous with your dark hair.
  6. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Stunning ! I am loving it :-)
  7. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 2 years ago
    Manikin, thank you for your wonderful comment!!! I do too....love looking at it!
  8. antiquarius123 antiquarius123, 2 years ago
    Perhaps I am wrong - but I think that BHock45's comment meant that he was simply blown away by the incredible beauty of this piece of turquoise, as am I!! The stones are gorgeous.
  9. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 2 years ago
    antiquarius123, thank you for interpreting BHock45's comment:)) Thank you...LMAO I looked at the necklace and my daughter said mom you should wear the necklace...So I tried it on in front of her. Then she retracted her first comment and said "Uh maybe not...its too big for you" The necklace is HUGE!
  10. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 2 years ago
    vetraio50, thank you for your loving :))
  11. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    Nice piece, it looks big. I sold a smaller one for a lot of money recently.

    I think the person you bought it from embellished a bit or was mistaken, this is definitely from the 1960's-70's. Very, very classic of that time period, whenever you see those cut-out flowers, and this lavalier-pendant-style necklace started appearing around then too. Its not an old design.

    Its not a squash blossom, those are the ones with the naja pendant and pomegranate blossoms down the sides. I've never heard of a specific term for this type of necklace, like a Navajo version of a lavalier maybe?
  12. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 2 years ago
    Stillwater, I was told that is was and the fact that this piece does not have a hallmark anywhere? BTW how much is necklace this worth? I have no idea.....if you can help that would be great! I am just a collector with Native American pieces...I collect what I see.Thank you for the loving and comment! Most helpful.
  13. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    I hate to use the cliche word Stunning, but it is !~
  14. Stillwater Stillwater, 2 years ago
    I see that reasoning everywhere on websites and forums too, that since its unmarked it has to be old, but I'll tell ya, at LEAST half of the contemporary Native American jewelry I come in contact with has no marking whatsoever, even large, substantial pieces. At LEAST half, maybe even 65% of it. The natives are very modest people, and they didn't even start to sign their work until the traders asked them to because the market favored signed pieces.

    Anytime you see those cutout leaves, its from the 1960's-70's. NA jewelry was really popular then and they had to pump it out fast to keep up with demand, so they would buy bags of these little cutout leaves and shells and scrollwork because it enabled them to make elaborate "Indian-looking" pieces very quickly. Like this, this is your classic 1960's-70's piece:

    http://www.rubylane.com/item/796954-RL83/1960s-Vintage-Navajo-Style-Turquoise

    I sold one that was half the size of yours in terms of the mountings for $275 a couple of months ago. The woman had been looking for something like it for a long time and she was really excited to find it, so I'm not sure if that number represented a fair market value or not.
  15. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 2 years ago
    pickrknows, thank you!!!
  16. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 2 years ago
    musikchoo, thank you for your loving!!!!
  17. artislove artislove, 2 years ago
    fabulous colour triple wow triple,very special!!!
  18. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 2 years ago
    artislove, thank you....now it sits in the hibachi under glass again...too big for me to wear...lol :0
  19. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 2 years ago
    bratjdd, thank you for your love!!!
  20. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 2 years ago
    valentino97, thank you for your loving xoxoxo

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