The Squash Blossom Necklace (6 of 7)

The traditional squash blossom necklace design is easily recognizable, however, in today’s world the term squash blossom is applied to many styles of Native American necklaces. Today the term is applied to any long intricate necklace that includes hand crafted silver spheres, usually in rows of 2, set off by a center piece of intricate silver work called the Naja. The necklace will typically repeat the Naja’s design several times along the necklace in similar smaller versions.

It’s even possible to finder smaller versions of the squash blossom necklaces. And no reasons to stop there, much smaller versions are found in earrings, keychains, rings, and every sort of turquoise jewelry imaginable.

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