Sterling and Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace
This beautiful squash blossom necklace is made of turquoise stones set in sterling silver. I believe that it is all handmade. The beads are hollow and are joined together with a seam in the middle. It measures 26" in total length (circumference). There are 12 squash blossoms set on a double strand of silver beads. Each blossom has a central oval stone surrounded by 7 smaller, more round stones. The naja measures 2" tall by 1.75" wide. At the top of the naja there is a feature very similar to each squash blossom. Below this, there are 2 parallel arcs of small round turquoise stones (23 stones in the outer arc, 17 in the inner) The center of the naja has 3 oval stones. All of the stones are set with a rope type setting. The necklace is quite heavy and strung on what looks like a herringbone chain. It is in excellent condition with all stones intact. The stones have a very nice color ranging from light green to deep green to brown. This piece does not appear to be marked.