Navajo Turquoise Shadowbox Squash Blossom Necklace
Product Code: JH007
Stone Type: Kingman Turquoise
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Navajo Shadowbox Squash Blossom Necklace
This is a very nice Vintage Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace, made about 1960. It features old natural Kingman Turquoise Nugget stones in a very nice Shadowbox design. This Navajo Turquoise Shadowbox Squash Blossom Necklace was handmade by Navajo Jewelry artist Betsy Tom and is hallmarked "BT".
Navajo Kingman Turquoise Shadowbox Squash Blossom Necklace
This is a unique Navajo Turquoise Shadowbox Squash Blossom Necklace in that the design is a hand stamped sunburst and quite deep stamp work which makes this necklace extra attractive. The Kingman Turquoise Nugget stones are natural Turquoise and that is very rare these days. I don’t know if you realize this but out of 180 American Turquoise mines in operation 1985 there is only one active and a hand full that are mined once or twice a year. We have a terrible world shortage of Turquoise and natural Turquoise is virtually non-existent! To get natural/real Turquoise these days, you better know the dealer you are buying from – seriously. China is producing all kinds of fake Turquoise due to them closing down all of their Turquoise Mines.
Anyway, if you want a good Squash Blossom Necklace with some age and a nice design – here is a good one for you!
Length of beads & squashes in this Navajo Shadowbox Squash Blossom Necklace is: 33 inches total. The total hanging length of the Turquoise necklace : 16 1/2 inches. Each squash is approx : 3/4 inch W X 1 3/4 inches L. The Naja (pendant piece) measures : 3 inches long X 3 1/4 inches wide. Total necklace weighs 256 grams.