Hallmarked "Apachito," presumably Joe Apachito whose style is consistent with this striking work, this squash is NICE. It looks nice and it feels nice. You may have noticed by now if you've been eyeing squash blossom necklaces for awhile, that they are steadily going up in price at an alarming rate. And, the old substantial ones like this are just plain disappearing. Get one from somewhere while you still can. But don't buy a lightweight smaller-sized overseas knock-off! These have been showing-up on EBay recently. Choose wisely from whom you buy.