Maida's
Vintage Navajo Squash Blossom

1,975

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  • In the Navajo Tradition, the squash blossom necklace is one of the cornerstones of any jewelry collection. It represents an era of Native American History, a coming together of two vastly different cultures. The squash blossom portion of the necklace refers to the string of beads along the necklace. These beads resemble the appearance of a squash flower, with small pieces of silver representing the petals of the blossom. The Naja, or crescent pendant, is the curved open symbol that dates back to the Moors of the Middle Ages, who would wear the Naja on their horse bridles for spiritual protection. When the Spanish Conquistadors arrived in the American Southwest, they had taken on the habit of wearing the Naja on their horse bridles. Native Americans,upon capturing or trading these emblems, would wear them proudly around their necks during ceremonies.
  • Sterling Silver and American Mined Turquoise
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