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Delicate Silver Squash Blossom Necklace AAA Blue Gem Stones

Zuni

About The Delicate Silver Squash Blossom Necklace AAA Blue Gem Stones

Sterling ingot rolled into sheet and drawn into fine wire was used in fabrication of this wonderful necklace.  Natural, highest grade turquoise from the Blue Gem mine was hand cut into 35 round 1/8" diameter and 120 tear drop 1/4" X 3/32" cabochons.  

134 silver beads were made for this necklace.  Seams of these two part rounds are smooth and the overall slight ovoid shape and their size are reminiscent of new sweet peas and natural black pearls.

Each of the 12 blossoms and naja are completely covered with an organized lace work of deep blue to teal turquoise stones, the bezels of which are so finely serrated.  They resemble the millgrain on bezels for diamonds.

Savvy Price $3,400.00

Gallery Price $4,200.00

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Description

Sterling ingot rolled into sheet and drawn into fine wire was used in fabrication of this wonderful necklace.  Natural, highest grade turquoise from the Blue Gem mine was hand cut into 35 round 1/8" diameter and 120 tear drop 1/4" X 3/32" cabochons.  

134 silver beads were made for this necklace.  Seams of these two part rounds are smooth and the overall slight ovoid shape and their size are reminiscent of new sweet peas and natural black pearls.

Each of the 12 blossoms and naja are completely covered with an organized lace work of deep blue to teal turquoise stones, the bezels of which are so finely serrated.  They resemble the millgrain on bezels for diamonds.

About the Artist

The best book to explain the steps in creating Zuni cluster jewelry is Oscar Branson's Indian Jewelry Making. Volume II. Look at page 48 illustrating each step to create a cluster bracelet.

Medium Sterling ingot and highest grade turquoise from the Blue Gem mine
Troy ounces 2.45 troy ounces
Size Overall length inside the strand is 20" including hook and eye. Naja is 2 9/16" from top to bottom and 2 1/8" wide. Blossoms are 7/8" length X 7/16" width.
Date of creation 1930's
Condition Excellent
Turquoise Natural AAA Blue Gem Turquoise
Description Fine rope twist wire and stamp "comfirmed' smelted raindrops accent this elegant piece throughout. A most unusual detail, however, is the 5 sweetly rounded petals of each blossom. It is strung on foxtail chain with sterling wire wrap closures. The dark patina is original. No effort was spared in making one of the most dear and beautiful necklaces we have had the honor of presenting.
Provenance Ka Wo
Gram weight 76.1 grams
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