Vintage Zuni Silver Squash Blossom Necklace with Natural Turquoise Petit Point Stones
Circa 1940’s, this vintage Zuni silver squash blossom necklace is adequately decorated with a traditional floral petit point designs in natural turquoise. In excellent condition, it is strung on a foxtail chain and displays all of it’s radiant high-quality stones without cracks or discoloration. With its hand wrought sterling silver beads and classic composition, this piece is a smaller sized squash blossom necklace with an easy lighter weight. The elegant turquoise cluster flowers are adorned with silver flowers and delicate squash blossoms, balancing the dainty size of the radiant naja pendant.
Zuni Petit point – The most traditional Zuni style of jewelry is called petit point, which can be identified by tiny turquoise stones each supported in its own bezel, or metal “sleeve.” It is extremely time-consuming work and is very delicate in appearance. Petit point began around 1920-1930 and was a unique form of turquoise jewelry created by the Zuni Indians. A petit point stone is a tiny round, oval, rectangle, pear or square shaped stone hand cut by a Zuni indian lapidarist. Zuni petit point jewelry is unique to the Zuni artisans and not made anywhere else in the world.
25″ around the neck
2 1/8″ length of naja
2 1/8″ width of naja
1 3/16″ squash blossoms