KEITH JAMES Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace J

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KEITH JAMES Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace J
KEITH JAMES Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace J
KEITH JAMES Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace J
KEITH JAMES Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace J
KEITH JAMES Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace J
KEITH JAMES Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace J
KEITH JAMES Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace J
KEITH JAMES Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace J
KEITH JAMES Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace J
KEITH JAMES Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace J
KEITH JAMES Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace J

KEITH JAMES Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace J
The classic squash blossom necklace features a crescent shaped pendant, called “Naja” (Nah-Hah), the Navajo word for crescent. A symbol that was common to many of the earliest civilizations. In the late 1500s and early 1600s, the saddles and bridles of huge muscled horses of the Spanish Conquistadors where fitted with sterling silver crescent-shaped pendants of Moorish origin. For the next 200 years, as the two cultures cycled through various phases of peace and conflict in the struggle for power, the Navajo adopted and incorporated these and other traditional Spanish ornaments into their jewelry. Early on, the Navajo wore the Nah-Hah as an ornament of beauty and these pieces also came to symbolize wealth. Eventually became associated with crop fertility and worn during ceremonies related to the agricultural cycles. It was customary for Medicine men to wear them as well. This beautiful squash blossom necklace measures 23 long and weighs 166.7g. The naja pendant measures 2-7/8″ long and 2-5/16″ wide. The side pendants measure approximately 1-1/2″ long and 5/8″ wide. The back of the naja is stamped with the maker’s initial, K. In excellent vintage condition with a light patina. No missing or damaged stones. The necklace has been tested and examined for purity and is sterling silver. You will receive the exact necklace pictured. For more great deals on timeless authentic Native American jewelry! We look forward to helping you. Other items – opens in a new window or tab. The item “KEITH JAMES Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace J” is in sale since Friday, May 27, 2016. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “edmarjewel” and is located in Paradise Valley, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, NO, SA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO.
  • Jewelry Type: Necklaces
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Metal Purity: .925, Sterling
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
  • Signed?: Signed
  • Artisan: KEITH JAMES

KEITH JAMES Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace J

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