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12 Blossom Necklace

Jimmie Long

About The 12 Blossom Necklace

Sterling silver mill-rolled sheet and half round wire of various gauges were used to fabricate this beautiful necklace.  The 18 natural turquoise stones are of highest grade material from the Arizona Bisbee and Morenci mines.  

Smelted silver was used to create the decorative drops.  A circle stamp decorates the tip of each blossom petal.  An unusual "sunburst" ray stamp with gabled square center textures the larger silver drops with chisel work used to ornament the various half round wire elements of blossoms and naja.

The primary components are strung with 139 sterling silver handmade seamed round beads.  18 hand-cut turquoise cabochons measure from 1" X 9/16" (center of naja)  to 9/16" X 5/16" (naja tips)

Savvy Price $2,600.00

Gallery Price $3,200.00

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Description

Sterling silver mill-rolled sheet and half round wire of various gauges were used to fabricate this beautiful necklace.  The 18 natural turquoise stones are of highest grade material from the Arizona Bisbee and Morenci mines.  

Smelted silver was used to create the decorative drops.  A circle stamp decorates the tip of each blossom petal.  An unusual "sunburst" ray stamp with gabled square center textures the larger silver drops with chisel work used to ornament the various half round wire elements of blossoms and naja.

The primary components are strung with 139 sterling silver handmade seamed round beads.  18 hand-cut turquoise cabochons measure from 1" X 9/16" (center of naja)  to 9/16" X 5/16" (naja tips)

About the Artist This Navajo jeweler actively created jewelry pre-1940. Jimmie Long was the husband of Helen Long, the father of Phillip Long.
Medium Sterling silver and natural turquoise
Troy ounces 8.51 troy ounces
Size Interior strand length is 27" with a 3 1/8" length X 3" width naja and blossoms graduating upward from 2" length X 7/8" width to 1 11/16" X 3/4"
Signed "J. Lon" is stamped on verso of naja
Date of creation 1960's
Condition Excellent
Provenance Ir Coe
Gram weight 264.6 grams
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