Number 8 Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace | Ernest Roy Begay
Naja: 3" x 3 1/2"
Embrace the beauty of Southwest tradition with this gorgeous squash blossom necklace handcrafted by Navajo silversmith Ernest Roy Begay. This masterpiece features a striking stamped sterling silver naja pendant, adorned with a mesmerizing Number 8 turquoise gemstone at its heart. Elegant Navajo pearls form the necklace’s chain, interspersed with fourteen meticulously formed sterling silver squash blossoms.
This necklace is more than just a piece of jewelry; it is a wearable work of art that celebrates the rich traditions and craftsmanship of Native American jewelry-making.
Located in Eureka County, Nevada, the Number Eight Turquoise Mine was first mined in 1929. Turquoise is no longer collected there, as efforts have been redirected to the mine’s gold deposits. An easily identifiable stone, darker shades of Number Eight turquoise are considered the most valuable.
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