na008823Regular price $960.00 Save $-960.00
This vintage mercury dime squash blossom style necklace has natural Morenci turquoise set in the tufa cast naja. The ends of the naja have delicately engraved fingers. The dimes are all from the 1940s. This necklace was part of a large collection and we belive it was made in the 1940s or early 1950s. The beads are all handmade, and it ends in a handmade hook and eye clasp. What a find!
Size: 25" L - Naja 2.5" H (includes stone) x 2.25" W
Najas are a prominent symbol in Navajo jewelry and are always the center piece in squash blossom necklaces. I was told they are a feminine symbol, and their crescent shape represents the arms of a matriarch and the generations of the past and future. It symbolizes ease of movement, paths of least resistance for the family, even during challenging times. There is a sense of open arms in the shape of the naja that is soothing. Some najas have hands on each end.