Historic photos of Native Americans often show them all dressed up, and almost always feature a large, impressive squash blossom necklace. These iconic symbols of family wealth and importance are often too large and heavy for today, so some jewelers have begun to create modern, wearable versions – like this contemporary squash blossom necklace by one of the talented brothers of the late Richard Begay. Gleaming sterling silver is fashioned into a striking, sophisticated necklace that will definitely add a jolt of chic to almost any style of clothing.Exquisitely hand wrought overlay silver features abstract feathers and water signs on both the naja and the stylized squash blossoms. The intricate design is sharply contrasted against the blackened bottom layer of silver. Fans of chiseled lines represent feathers, the symbol of prayers, but also are reminiscent of the glamorous Art Deco style.Complex silver work, including overlay silver, gently domed “squashes”, chisel work, two sizes of beads, even the clasp; all impeccably fashioned by hand. The design is so original, so dramatic yet tailored, that this “nouveau” necklace will jazz up your wardrobe from sweaters to suits to evenings out. A gifted artist has beautifully updated a Native classic to contemporary and stunning. It will look fabulous for generations to come, too.
Length: 19 1/2″Pendant Width: 2 1/4″ Pendant Height: 2 3/4″