Ned Nez Rare Gem Grade Royston Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace
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A magnificent twenty four perfectly matched gem grade natural Royston turquoise cabochons were selected to create this incredible squash blossom necklace created by Ned Nez. The gems exhibit marvelous multiple hues of blues, greens and olive separated by golden brown and chocolate matrix. Each stone in the blossom is a different size graduated from large at the naja to small at the top. They are surrounded with exceptional silver work with hand braided wire, tiny droplets and hand made stars on each end. They attach to the classic naja section of the piece a design taken originally from the Spanish who used to forge a sterling silver head piece to place on their favorite horses. The gems on the naja are larger and are encircled with a matching beaded design and hand made stars. The center stone has a dazzling red spiderweb host rock matrix and the dangle exhibits a beautiful golden-brown web. The necklace is finished with a gorgeous pair of dangle earrings featuring deep green and olive hues with reddish brown spiderweb matrix. The set is a masterpiece that took months to create, surely one of the finest examples of this classic Navajo style.
Full Necklace Length: 32 1/2 in (plus a 2 1/2 in. drop) Naja Size: 3 1/8 in. x 2 15/16 in. (at widest points) Naja Center Stone Size: 1 in. x 1/2 in. Blossom Size: 1 1/4 in. x 7/8 in. Blossom Stone Size: 3/4 in. x 1/2 in. Earring Size: 1 5/8 in. x 7/8 in. Dangle Length: 2 1/2 in. Earring Stone Size: 1 1/8 in. x 1/2 in.
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