On the Trail of Quality Since 1976

Vintage Navajo Sterling silver squash blossom with branch red coral.

$2,275.00

Description

This squash is colorful, big, elaborate and stunningly beautiful.  It appears in the April, 2019 issue of COWBOYS & INDIANS magazine on one of the magazine's models in the Spring Fashion section of that issue.  This squash contains 18 pieces of real branch coral.  Coral is dying-off worldwide and is banned from harvesting off most countries' shores, so current prices of what little coral is left on the shelves has hit the roof.  The Drifter acquired this from a client after the death of her sister.   The sister had apparently taken a trip to New Mexico in 1974 where she bought this squash blossom necklace near Farmington, New Mexico—close to the Navajo Reservation.  "I don't know why she bought this and held onto it for so long," she said.  I do.  End-to-end it's a little over 30-inches.  It's hard to get these big, elaborate squash blossoms onto a gram scale in order to weigh it, but suffice to say it is made from thick-gauge silver and is very substantial.  No thin-gauge, pint-sized tourist trinket here.  And, like everything we sell, it is made from Sterling silver.  It's hard to put a true value on a unique piece like this, but it's certainly worth more than what it is priced here.  They are not making any more like this one.











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