The Naja is very large and ornate. It consists of 92 hand cut and polished stones. They are situated symmetrically over a thick bed of silver. The Artist also applied classic twisted ropes and silver raindrops to accompany each outer edge stone.
The 12 squash blossoms are just as beautiful and coincide perfectly with the Naja. Each blossom contains 19 stones of which 10 are snake eye cut, 5 are tear drop cut, and 4 are oval cut. These blossoms are very large and unique compared to most. The 4 oval cut stones are situated in a straight line at the center of the blossom and surrounded by twisted rope. Silver raindrops surround the outer edge of each blossom and rest between the remaining 15 stones.The hand-made bench beads are in great condition with no dents and are strung on a thick silver wire. The classic hook and eye clasp are also of higher quality and makes for comfortable wearability.
This item has not been cleaned or polished and has been left in its original state. It is in good vintage condition.
I did not include a photo of the glass box but can send it in a message upon request. This work of Art by Begay is a fine example of vintage Native American culture, one that will last for years and be handed down for generations.
Be the new owner of this stunning piece... Cherish and enjoy it for now.... And hand it down to loved ones in the future.
Weight - 234 Grams / 8.3 oz. Length From End to End - 28-1/2. Hand Made Bench Beads - 3/8 in diameter. Naja - 3-1/2 Wide by 4-1/2 Tall. 12 Squash Blossoms - 2 Long by 1 Wide.
Total Number of Stones Used - 105 teardrop cut, 146 snake eye cut, and 69 oval cut, for a total of 320 stones. Teardrop Stones - 5/16 Long. Snake Eye Stones - 1/8 in Diameter. Oval Stones - 5/16 Long.Stamped Sterling - NO, tested and verified. Signed by Artist - YES, Navajo Artist, Victor Moses Begay. Mid to Mid Later Century, late 60s - early 80s. Condition - Preowned, in excellent vintage condition, with all original stones and patina, ready for daily wear or display. I treat every item as if it were my own.
Extra bubble wrap and packing materials are used to ensure a safe arrival to its new owner. Please see all 12 photos!!Enlarge them and study them. Ask any questions you may have.
Im always here to help and I respond quickly and nicely. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY! The item "Exquisite Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Blue Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace" is in sale since Sunday, December 29, 2019.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "ashleybecker" and is located in Burgaw, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.