The Skillful Shopper Antiques
  • Navajo Mother-of-pearl Squash Blossom Necklace


    Navajo Mother-of-pearl Squash Blossom Necklace. Navajo MOP squash blossom sterling silver necklace set with 17 pieces of oval cabochon cut mother-of-pearl stones. Hand-engraved signed by the artist.   Mother-of-pearl approximately 75" x 50" Diameter each. Naja, 3" H x 3.5" W. Each silver bead approximately, 0.50" Diameter. Weight: 163 grams in total.

    "squash blossom" referred to the pendant part of a squash blossom necklace, but it doesn't. The squash blossoms are the vaguely trumpet-shaped beads on the chain. The pendant is called a naja -- pronounced NAH-hah, with a Spanish "j".