OLD NAVAJO Turquoise Squashblossom SET Signed ROANHORSE
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Sold Date: 05/19/2009
Channel: Online Auction
is an exceptional HUGE Navajo Squashblossom necklace and bracelet set signed ROANHORSE. The set weighs 11.5 ounces or 326 grams . One of the largest and nicest sets I have ever seen. These pieces are jawdropping and have some of the best old American turquoise stones that you are going to find offered for sale. The turquoise is all vintage 1960's Kingman turquoise, intense blue with a black and silver matrix, from the Kingman Mine in Northwestern Arizona. T are 33 big stones on the necklace and 33 on the bracelet for a total of 66. The 13 stones on the necklace naja are all teardrop shape and separated/accented with applied silver bead. The double strand necklace has 10 stones on each side ... 20 chunky oval shaped stones all in large teardrop shaped silver settings (see photos of back of necklace settings) . This squash necklace has no squashblossom flowers. Very beautiful and unique necklace. It is all strung on quality silver chain (small connected silver loops) and not on wire or tigertail as you normally find. The matching cluster bracelet is just as large and amazing as the necklace. The top and sides are all covered in large teardrop and oval shaped turquoise with the top at 3 inches wide and the sides at 1 1/2 inches wide. Like the necklace, the turquoise stones are separated/accented with applied silver bead and as you can see in the photos , it also has silver roping on the top and sides of the bracelet. This set is just exquisite . Clearly signed "ROANHORSE" and in absolutely superb condition; ready to wear or display. Exceptional pieces for those who collect and appreciate old Native American Indian jewelry !!!*** Selling as a Private Auction to protect the identity of buyer. Shipping costs and insurance are FREE to U. S. buyers. Signature / Hallmark: Signed on back of Necklace Naja: " ROANHORSE " . Signed on back of bracelet " ROANHORSE " and also signed " Valeene B. Hovel ". Material: Sterling Silver and Old Kingman Turquoise Semi-Precious Gemstones. Stones are gorgeous ... blue with black and silver matrix. This is 1960's high grade, superb, Ithaca Peak turquoise from Kingman Mine in Northwestern Arizona. Size/Measurements: *** Necklace (without Naja) measures 28 inches long. Naja is and additional 3 inches long and 3 inches wide. Turquoise stones in Naja are teardrop shape and largest measures 1 inch long by 1/2 inch wide .. medium size is 3/4 inch long by 1/2 inch wide and smallest stones near bottom of Naja are 1/2 inch long by 3/8 inch wide. Oval stones on sides of necklace measure 5/8 inch long (over 1/2 inch) by 1/2 inch wide. *** Bracelet measures 6 1/2 inches around with a 1 1/2 inch opening to place on the wrist. Top of bracelet measures 3 inches wide and sides measure 1 1/2 inches wide. 33 stones on bracelet, both teardrop and ovals.... large teardrops measure 5/8 inch long by 1/2 inch wide and small measure 1/2 inch long by 3/8 inch wide. Large center Oval on bracelet measures 5/8 inch long by 1/2 inch wide and small ovals are around 1/2 inch long by 3/8 inch wide. Weight: Substantial . Biggest old pieces I've seen!! Necklace weighs 7 ounces or 198 grams and has 33 turquoise stones. Bracelet weighs 4.5 ounces or 128 grams . Total weight of necklace and bracelet is 11.5 ounces or 326 grams. Style: Original Vintage Navajo Native American Indian Squash Necklace & Matching Cluster Bracelet. Matching Set all handcrafted and signed by Navajo Artisan , Roanhorse. Old 1960's American Turquoise from Kingman Mine in Northwestern Arizona. Highly Collectible and Rare to find this matching set together. Total of 66 Kingman Mine Turquoise stones all sawtooth bezel set and accented with hand applied silver beading and silver rope. Age: 1960's 1970's . 35 to 45 years old. Condition: Original Vintage. Absolutely beautiful . Superb. Turquoise is amazing. No damage and no repairs. Silver has nice rich dark patina that can only be achieved with age. Shipping: Free Shipping and Insurance within the United States. ...
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