I bought this necklace from the original owner, and have yet to wear it. She estimated it to have been made in the 1980's. Although, given the RARE completely handmade silver beads used throughout this necklacee, it could have been created anywhere between the 1970's - 1990's. It is a true vintage Native American necklace. The original owner was told it is a Royston turquoise piece, which means, this is likely RARE, old mined Royston, with a deeper color, and characteristic color mix.
It is predominantly green turquoise with some blue, and a rich, warm brown matrix. As is common with vintage works, it has no signature, but has been acid tested throughout, and is solid sterling silver. It does have the number "85" etched on the back side of the center piece, which could indicate the year it was made/completed. This piece has 2 full strands of beautiful, RARE, ENTIRELY handcraft Navajo pearls, with middle solder seams, and the genre correct hook and eye clasp.
It is strung on the characteristic silver foxtail - a special type of braided cord unique to Native American squash blossom and station necklaces. Total necklace length is 20 plus another half inch for the clasp. Center stone piece is 1.5" tall by 1.25" wide.Stones are graduated, and decrease in size as you move toward the ends of the necklace, the smallest ones measuring 1"x1". There are 7 turquoise cabochons set in thicker guage silver.
The total weight is 114.8 grams. I've done my very best to present this piece accurately. Please look at ALL the pictures, they are part of the description, as this is a vintage piece. All reasonable offers will be considered. This necklace contains it's patina.
It has been stored in a box lined with silver cloth, but has not been polished. Patina adds value to Native American vintage pieces. The item "Rare Vintage Turquoise Sterling Silver Handcraft Squash Blossom Station Necklace" is in sale since Monday, January 25, 2021.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "armydocvet" and is located in Tehachapi, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.