Today, the Navajo tribe creates the most well-known and sought-after Indian jewelry on the market. Their tradition of jewelry making dates back to the 19th century when the Navajos began to work with silver acquired from Spaniards. This is a very old, more than likely pawn necklace.
The turquoise is set on a solid foundation of sterling silver. One turquoise stone has a chip on the side, see photo #8. If you start on the right and count to 5, it's number 4. By the way, the fact that it has a chip tells me that these are natural turquoise stones (stabilized stones do not crack or chip).
The necklace itself is bench made sterling beads. The necklace is 16 long and sits comfortably on my collar bone, which is perfect for open blouses. I have not hand polished the necklace, what you are seeing in the photos is the natural patina. If you want it to shine just polish it with a soft polishing cloth - that's the beauty of sterling silver, it can become dark and be polished back to a beautiful shine time after time. Never out of style, Southwest jewelry is an investment in enjoyment to last a lifetime.
Center Pendant measurement 1 3/4" long x 1" wide. Bench Made Sterling Beads 9 mm. Total Weight = 70.8 grams Questions??? Please ask before purchasing to avoid any misunderstandings.
Not included not for sale. The item "Vintage Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 16 Sterling Bench made Beads Navajo" is in sale since Thursday, February 25, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "thisisit338" and is located in Brighton, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.