A very nice vintage squash blossom necklace from the 1930s-1940s. Unusually heavy weight blossoms. The turquoise is probably from one of the Nevada Mines but it’s difficult to narrow it down with any degree of certainty. 25.5 inches long. $2400. (TUCSON)
On the back of the nazha is scratched the name of the previous owner: Reyes S Toya. A potter at Jemez Pueblo, she was born April 16 1907 and passed away November 10, 2003. This was sold by her or her family sometime around the 1980s as that is when the subsequent owner purchased it.
This squash blossom necklace was made in the 1970s. It is set with natural turquoise from the Kingman Mine and strung on a double strand of sterling silver bench beads. 2/3 of the $2400 price of this particular piece goes to the U of Arizona Foundation to benefit students and the university. (TUCSON)
Set with natural turquoise from the Morenci Mine in Arizona, this Navajo squash blossom necklace is also strung with handmade beads. 1960s-70s. $1800 (TUCSON)
A beautiful Blue Gem turquoise necklace (on handmade beads of course) that has sandcast blossoms. Roughly 60 years old. $2400 (SANTA FE)
Larry and Lorenda Dickson made this sunface necklace back in the 1980s. It is a set that includes a bracelet, earrings and a ring. $1600. (SANTA FE)
An older (circa 1940s) squash blossom necklace with fluted beads, 24 inches long. $2400. (TUCSON)