Silver and Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklaces

Silver and Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklaces

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Sedona Indian Jewelry sells top quality, handmade, silver and turquoise Squash Blossom Necklaces. Squash Blossom Necklaces were first seen in Navajo jewelry around the turn of the 1900's. The squash blossom design represents a pomegranate flower and sometimes a corn flower. These are symbols of prosperity... symbols of life itself. The inverted...
Sedona Indian Jewelry sells top quality, handmade, silver and turquoise Squash Blossom Necklaces. Squash Blossom Necklaces were first seen in Navajo jewelry around the turn of the 1900's. The squash blossom design represents a pomegranate flower and sometimes a corn flower. These are symbols of prosperity... symbols of life itself. The inverted crescent design at the bottom of the squash blossom necklace is called a Naja by the Navajo people. Often, squash blossom necklaces are adorned with turquoise, coral or other fine gemstones. Squash blossom necklaces are among the most difficult jewelry made by Native American Indian silversmiths. The Naja may have Paleolithic origins. The Naja design can be traced back to ancient Rome and represented the Phoenician goddess of fertility, Astarte. Naja designs were often seen on Conquistadors' armor, weapons, saddles, bridles and other adornments. The embellishment of turquoise to the Naja and to the Squash Blossom design is a Zuni influence. Squash Blossom Necklaces were originally worn by Native American Men. Today they are worn by both men and woman. For more information read "The Navajo and Pueblo Silversmiths", by John Adair (1944). Also read, "North American Indian Jewelry and Adornment", by Lois Sherr Dubin. Less
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Silver and Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklaces

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