Item # 491H- Lg Vintage 70's-80's Navajo Turquoise Big Nose Sandcast Squashblossom Necklace

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Item # 491H- Lg Vintage 70's-80's Navajo Turquoise Big Nose Sandcast Squashblossom Necklace

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Large beautiful 70's-80's vintage Navajo thirteen stone turquoise "Big Nose" sandcast squashblossom necklace! Made with a total of one hundred twenty two (122) silver 8mm seamed beads, twelve (12) turquoise "Big Nose" blossoms, and a unique sandcast turquoise "Big Nose Chief" naja. The necklace appears to represent a Chief and his tribe? Each turquoise stone is blue to blue-green with tan, brown, and dark brown matrix and measures 1/2" across by 5/8" long. Each turquoise blossom consists of a turquoise stone set into a unique scallop cut bezel and wrapped with twisted wire. The silversmith then applies three (3) large silver drops creating what appears to be a face. All mounted to a blackened scorched silver base. They then encircle the outer rim with decorative notched flat wire and mount a three point cone blossom on the under side which would appear to be a feather. Each turquoise Big Nose blossom measures 7/8" wide by 2" long. The large sandcast turquoise naja consists of a similar design as the side blossoms attached inside the sandcast naja with the exception that the cone blossom is attached to the opposite side allowing the top of the naja to appear as a bonnet or headdress on the turquoise setting.

The naja measures approximately 2 7/8" by 2 1/2". The full necklace measures 26 1/2" end to end with a wearable length of 15 3/4" long and is strung on heavy gauge foxtail chain with a hook-n-eye clasp. It weighs a healthy 245 grams (8.64 ounces or 7.88 troy ounces)and is unsigned sterling silver. Beautiful and unique design squashblossom necklace!  $1279.95