Item # 467Z- Vintage 50's Zuni Turquoise Inlay Teardrop Squashblossom Necklace

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Item # 467Z- Vintage 50's Zuni Turquoise Inlay Teardrop Squashblossom Necklace

979.95
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Beautiful collector's vintage 50's Zuni turquoise inlay teardrop squashblossom necklace! Made with a total of one hundred fifty six (156) silver 4mm seamed beads, twenty (20) silver 8mm seamed beads, twelve (12) turquoise inlay teardrop blossoms, and a twelve (12) stone inlay turquoise teardrop naja. All of the turquoise inlay is set flush into the silver. Each teardrop blossom consists of four (4) pieces of light blue and dark blue turquoise (possible color change from human oils?) with black matrix set in a cross channel teardrop. The teardrops measure 1" by 5/8" with the extended clips making them 1 5/8" long.

The beautiful naja consists of twelve (12) pieces of turquoise channeled into triangular cuts which includes the single teardrop that hangs in the center. The naja measures 1 5/8" by 1 7/8". The full necklace measures 23" end to end with a wearable length of 12 1/2" long and is strung on a foxtail chain with a hook-n-eye clasp. Note that the foxtail chain has been looped and soldered to secure the clasp. It weighs 104.4 grams (3.68 ounces)and is unsigned sterling silver. This necklace is very similar to one displayed in "Turquoise - The Gem Of The Centuries" by Oscar Branson (p.13). Beautiful necklace and not over sized!  $979.95