White Buffalo Stone Traditional Navajo Squash Blossom with Matching Earrings
This beautiful Navajo Squash Blossom is handmade by well known silversmith Fannie Charley Platero. This piece is stamped. The total length of this necklace is 25 inches from end to end. The Naja is 3 inches wide by 3 1/2 inches long. Each blossom is beautifully detailed, approximately 1 1/2 inches long and 1 inch wide. The earrings are approximately 2 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. White Buffalo Stone, sometimes sold as White Buffalo Turquoise, is found in only one mine worldwide, the Dry Creek Mine in Nevada. The mine is located on the Shoshone Indian Reservation near Battle Mountain. It was discovered only recently, in 1993. It is said that its name comes from Native Americans in the area, who believe that the stone "is as rare as a white buffalo." It is believed to form like "normal turquoise," with the exception of the absence of copper (which makes turquoise blue), iron (which makes it green), or zinc (which leads to yellow-green turquoise).