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Vintage Navajo Sterling squash-blossom necklace with 20 pristine turquoise stones.—SOLD!



SOLD!  After nearly four months on the road, the Drifter is back with lots of goodies.   Pictured here is an elegant Navajo squash-blossom from yesteryear.   Acquired from an individual who said she purchased it 41 years ago as a pawn piece and hardly wore it since (isn't that the case with so many who buy squash blossoms?  Wonder why?).  The blossoms and the beads are all perfect.  The blossoms are opened-up well and are thicker gauge than many of today's offerings.  End-to-end it is a little over 26-inches, but with the naja it hangs about 15-inches long from the back of the neck.  Being natural turquoise, age has caused the turquoise stones to change hue somewhat—making it hard to identify the mine from whence they came.  Perhaps early Kingman.  It was obviously a true pawn piece due to the lack of a discernible hallmark, which is not unusual when the maker intended it for his or her own use, and not made to sell to tourists or traders.  Enjoy.