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Old Pawn Navajo Sterling Silver & Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace
This vintage Royston Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace will blow your mind. The focus of the Old Pawn Navajo handmade Sterling Silver necklace are the 17 hand cut, top gem grade, natural Royston Turquoise from he Royston mining district near Tonapah, Nevada. The mine is owned and operated by the Otteson family and is still in operation today. All of this gorgeous craftsmanship is strung on a heavy sterling beaded cable chain with the original hook and eye closure. The total length of the necklace is 23-1/2"". Each of the American Turquoise gemstones is set in a smooth Sterling Silver bezel and surrounded by rope and other intricate design. Each of the squash designs features a handmade stamped design all around. The Naja or center piece of this Vintage Necklace features 7 natural blue cabochons and measures 3" x 2-7/8". All the genuine American Turquoise and the design of the silver work in this piece match wonderfully and are top notch. In between each of the designs are two strands of bench made Sterling Silver beads called Navajo Pearls. The top of the necklace features one strand of the American Indian Jewelry artisan handmade Sterling Silver beads. The blue Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace is strung on steel Fox Tail cable and finished off with a handmade hook and eye clasp. The total length of the necklace is 23-1/2".
Royston turquoise is known for producing turquoise of bold color variations, ranging from beautiful soft blue to emerald greens. They can also come with a wide variety of matrix, such as golden brown, black, white, and more. Many artists love working with Royston turquoise as the beautiful colors of Royston allows their imagination to run wild. This is a great addition to any collection.
Metal: Sterling Silver
Metal purity: 925
Stone: Royston Turquoise
Weight: 182.5 grams
Closure: Eye & Hook
Condition: Very Good pre-owned condition. It appears top have been well maintained.