Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace, Sterling Silver & Sleeping Beauty Turquoise

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Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace, Sterling Silver & Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace, Sterling Silver & Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace, Sterling Silver & Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace, Sterling Silver & Sleeping Beauty Turquoise

Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace, Sterling Silver & Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
A beautiful Navajo squash, bright sky blue sterling silver Sleeping Beauty turquoise, a long 29-1/4. The stones have been carved randomly and unevenly (although smoothly) across the surfaces to add visual interest. The two strands of silver beads are laced on metal cables. Stone color closely matches Pantone 306U. Baca (Native American silversmith from Silver City, NM) + his hallmark bar; most likely from the late 70s-80s. This seems to have been cleaned recently. It is up to every owner, of course, as to whether or not to clean Native American jewelry like this that has acquired a lovely patina. I was told many years ago that you should not fully clean this type of jewelry, as it decreases the value somewhat. Patinas will come back, however. Cleaning the back of the naja, however, might be a good idea before wearing it unless you wear black. Hand Rolled Silver Beads & Navajo PearlsCreating hand-rolled silver beads, sometimes called’Navajo Pearls’, is a celebrated tradition among Navajo silversmiths and an icon of Navajo jewelry. The artist begins with two flat discs of silver, then shapes them into domes using a dapping punch. The halves are soldered together and filed to form a beautiful silver bead. Usually formed from heavy gauge sterling silver, the beads may be smooth, stamped, fluted, slightly flattened or round and polished. Making hand-rolled beads is an extremely labor-intensive process but it creates one of the most beautiful and recognized necklace styles in the world. The item “Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace, Sterling Silver & Sleeping Beauty Turquoise” is in sale since Saturday, August 11, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Jewelry”. The seller is “shawlerinc” and is located in Greenbrae, California. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Chile, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guadeloupe, Jordan, Cambodia, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay, South africa, Colombia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Philippines.
  • Main Stone: Sleeping Beauty Turquoise
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Jewelry Type: Necklace
  • Signed: Signed D. D. Baca
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Artisan: D. D. Baca
  • Tribal Affiliation: Navajo

Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace, Sterling Silver & Sleeping Beauty Turquoise