This is an Old Vintage Navajo Turquoise and Sterling Squash Blossom Necklace 23 Inch Bench Beads, Native American 89 Grams. This old vintage 23 inch long hand crafted Navajo turquoise squash blossom necklace stunningly includes 10 graduated blossoms featuring natural light turquoise polished oval stones and three petal blossoms.The 2 x 2 inch naja is double carinated with three turquoise stones featured at the the top and two placed at the terminal tips. The central long oval turquoise stone is bezel set and is stationary. The squash blossom petals are nicely flared open. The same size (5 mm long) bench beads pull the necklace together and are strung on a link chain. The closure is a hand made hook and eye. There was an adjustment or repair made where the double strand beads meet with the single strand (as pictured). The old mellow sterling silver patina attests to the age.
The necklace tests positive for sterling silver. The color of the turquoise stones is lovely with some dark matrix to some of the stones. No cracks to the stones. Sometimes called a "baby squash" it is a perfect size for women and weighs 89 grams.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "redroselady1" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.