This extraordinary squash blossom necklace is a vintage piece of Navajo-crafted jewelry from the 1970s. It is made from sterling silver and natural turquoise from the Kingman Mine of Arizona.
The squash blossom necklace is a distinctive design featuring silver beads inspired by blossoming flowers, and a central "Naja", a horseshoe-shaped symbol that is thought to provide protection and ward off evil spirits. Squash blossom necklaces date back as far as the 1870s and are thought to be influenced by the Spanish, before English contact with Native Americans in the southwestern United States.
- Vintage piece circa 1970s
- Sterling silver with sandcast Naja pendant
- 10 Kingman Turquoise stones
- Handmade in New Mexico
- 22 inches long
- 3 inch Naja pendant