Gasp! Vintage Native American Navajo Amethyst Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace

  • $ 2,004.74

This is a museum quality vintage Navajo very long amazing amethyst silver squash blossom necklace. This incredible necklace contains 15 oval shaped superlative amethyst stones that are so beautiful. Each amethyst stone on the 12 silver squashes are wonderfully placed in the center of a sun bursting concho pattern. I love the design of this necklace, so beautiful and remarkable. Resting at the bottom is a superior large silver naja pendant that carries three more stunning amethyst stones. The surrounding silver works on the naja consist of sun stampings, dotted works, and sun bursting patterns. The naja pendant measures around 2-1/2" X 2-1/4". Resing throughout the majority of the necklace are amazing handmade round silver beads with an end traditional silver clasp. This necklace is very long and so wonderful. The Navajo silver squash blossom necklace is a significant and iconic piece of Native American jewelry, particularly associated with the Navajo people. It is characterized by its unique design, featuring silver beads interspersed with crescent-shaped "squash blossom" pendants. The necklace has a rich cultural and historical background, making it a sought-after and valuable piece of jewelry.

Sterling silver, marked. Cir. 1970's+. Signed by Navajo artist, S. The length of the necklace measures around 31". Sturdy 149 grams. Key features of the Navajo silver squash blossom necklace include:

1. Silver craftsmanship: The necklace is traditionally made of sterling silver, displaying intricate craftsmanship by Navajo silversmiths. Each bead and pendant is meticulously crafted by hand.

2. Squash blossom pendants: The most distinctive feature of the necklace is the squash blossom pendants. These pendants are often made in the shape of crescent moons and resemble the blossoms of the squash or pomegranate plants. They are attached along the length of the necklace, giving it a striking and recognizable appearance.

3. Naja pendant: Another prominent element of the Navajo squash blossom necklace is the large center pendant called the "Naja." The Naja is a crescent-shaped piece that hangs below the squash blossom pendants. It has a rich history and is believed to have originated from Spanish Moorish designs, adopted and incorporated into Native American jewelry.

4. Symbolic significance: The squash blossom necklace holds cultural and spiritual significance within Navajo tradition. It is often worn during ceremonies, important events, or as a representation of the wearer's connection to their heritage.

5. Artistic variations: Over time, Navajo silversmiths have incorporated their artistic flair into the design of the necklace, leading to various stylistic variations. Some necklaces may feature other gemstones or unique patterns, making each piece distinct.

The Navajo silver squash blossom necklace is not only a beautiful adornment but also serves as a symbol of cultural identity and artistry. Due to its historical significance and craftsmanship, these necklaces are highly valued both as pieces of art and as cultural artifacts.

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