Morenci Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace Handcrafted Navajo Treasure. Total of 17 Morenci Turquoise Cabochons in ornate bezel settings - note the twisted rope handwork and eyelash imprinting on the settings. Crescent Naja has 7 Stunning Cabochons set in Ornate Sterling Bezels - the cabs are wonderfully balanced and complementary.Large Turquoise stones - some 1 in X 1 in and others 1 in X. These are high grade cabs that have been backed for durability. The black portions under the stone (visible in Naja photo) are not some sort of filler. These portions are evidence of a backing epoxy, which is regularly used for higher grade Turquoise, since it is normally found in smaller seams within its host stone. 10 Sterling Squash Blossoms set in double rows of handcrafted sterling beads. Top six inches are single-strand sterling beads. Sides of beaded strand each have 5 Morenci Turquoise cabochons in sterling bezels.
This gem was recently discovered in a retired jewelers closet when moving. This unique turquoise is so special because it can no longer be mined. Color of Turquoise is high to light blue in color with an unusual matrix of black pyrite and QUARTZ, which is rare.
You can see portions in matrix which look like high polished silver, which is a hallmark of Morenci. Beautiful, beautiful blue that is very hard to capture in photos. Some of the stones actually seem to have a Blinding Glow from within. This is one of the most unique Native American pieces that I have ever laid eyes on...Nothing has been touched or cleaned! It is lovely as is.... One bead has small ding. Because it was in storage for so many years and not worn, the silver doesnt have the patina of those that were worn frequently and exposed.
But this does not mean it was polished. No stone damage and any inclusions are natural... Clasp has hook and is well enforced for weight.
The item "Vintage Navajo RARE Morenci Turquoise/Sterling Squash Blossom Necklace 179 grams" is in sale since Tuesday, January 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "usteres_3gdeew4st" and is located in Blacksburg, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.