Vintage Bisbee Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace
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This gorgeous squash blossom necklace is a marvelous example of sand cast jewelry from the 1950-60 era. Each blossom and the naja design was first carved into sand stone then molten silver was poured into the mold to create each piece. The molds are one of a kind and not reusable. The blossoms have a shadow box design that is deeply oxidized. Fine high grade natural Bisbee turquoise is set in each. The deep Bisbee blue gems have reddish brown and purple matrix, the signature look of quality from this classic claim. The necklace is strung with hand made beads created on the bench by this mid century Navajo silver smith.
Necklace Length: 24-1/4 in. (plus a 2-1/2 in. drop) Naja Size: 3-1/2 in. x 2-1/4 in. (at widest points) Naja Center Stone Size: 11/16 in. x 1/2 in. Avg Blossom Size: 1-7/8 in. x 13/16 in. Avg Blossom Stone Size: 11/16 in. x 7/16 in.
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