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- Navajo Sterling Silver and Hachita Turquoise Squash Blossom Set with Matching Earrings
Navajo Sterling Silver and Hachita Turquoise Squash Blossom Set with Matching Earrings
This pure sterling silver and Hachita turquoise beaded squash blossom and matching earrings jewelry set is made by well known silversmith Fannie Chavez-Platero of the Navajo tribe (shown in the last photo). This piece is stamped by Fannie with her hallmark for quality on the back of the naja and shows amazing attention to detail and craftsmanship, just like any other piece she has ever brought to us. She never disappoints. The total length of the necklace is 16 inches from clasp to the naja, all from sterling silver from the beads to the wire. The Naja or center piece is 4 inches tall by 3 1/2 inches wide. Each detailed blossom is beautifully and uniquely crafted and measures approximately 1 1/2 inches long with high quality genuine Hachita turquoise. The included dangle earrings that match the squash absolutely perfectly measure approximately 2 inches long. Many of these turquoise cabs are webbed and swirled and are just dazzling, even more so in person. Every one of these Hachita blossoms are unique which gives this squash and every other squash Fannie makes an amazing and personal look. Most of these stones are "broken up" with highly sought after webbing and veining. Most of these stones also have a deep earth green color while others have a bluer hue. This piece is truly one of a kind and we are honored to have it available for sale. This piece was brought into us by Fannie just the other day. It is brand new, as you can tell by how shiny and clean it is. This squash blossom jewelry set is one of the more petite ones we have seen, which helps explain the price, even though there is no other difference in weight, look, or feel. Turquoise is said to be the first gemstone known to man. It has been admired and revered for its beauty and healing properties since about 900 A.D. Fannie Chavez-Platero has been making traditional Navajo jewelry since the 1960's and is one of the most revered and talented jewelers we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She claims squash blossoms and jewelry sets are her main passions and are what she likes making the most, even after all these years. Turquoise has long been used as personal adornment by Southwestern Native American for more than 100 years. Hachita is a town in the Galilee district of Southern New Mexico, USA where the turquoise is mined. The mine is now extinct and is no longer in operation. A gift box will be included. This purchase allows Native Americans to continue to be employed in their traditional craft. We ship fast, professional, and free. Please reach out to us with any questions.