Vintage Navajo Dead Pawn Sterling Silver & Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace S
Vintage Navajo Dead Pawn Sterling Silver & Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace
This is an outstanding 1950's Navajo piece that is unsigned. When they are unsigned I really can't tell you who made it or the tribal affiliation.
It is set with 17 turquoise stones that are natural and beautiful. I have been told that this turquoise is old Bisbee Mine turquoise. I cannot prove it though.
The hogans (bench beads ) are hand soldered and the old style with the holes punched out by
hand before they were soldered. Hogans are 8 mm in diameter.
Necklace is 32" long. That is Indian length. The naja is 3 1/2" in both directions.
This is dead pawn, heavy and well made.
Weighs 299 grams.
Acid tested of course and it is sterling silver