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Fantastic Old Bisbee Turquoise Stones ~ Vintage Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace For Sale

Fantastic Old Bisbee Turquoise Stones  ~ Vintage Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace


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Here is a beautiful old handcrafted Navajo squash blossom necklace from my mother's collection made of solid .925 sterling silverand natural turquoise stones from the Bisbee mine. Mom is 81 years old. The stones on this piece are truly exceptional & rare to say the least. Absolutely magnificent. Old spider web Bisbee turquoise. Bluest of blue turquoise dots surrounded by red / brown matrix. You just don't see this anymore and these are natural stones ; untreated. The last of the Bisbee turquoise was mined prior to 1974 ; there won't be any more. Mom bought this necklace from an Arizona trading post in the early 1970's. I do not see a silversmith hallmark, but as you all know, this was common for earlier pieces. Mom said she had this re-strung in themid 1990's because it was strung on atype ofstring that was coming apart. Other than that, she said everything remains as it was when she purchased it over 40 years ago. There have been no changes to the piece, and no damage or repairs. The necklace has 10 sterling squash blossoms with stones on the beaded section and the naja has 6 stones. Measures 24 inches longplus an additional 3 inches for the naja. Weight is substantial at 222 grams or 7.8 ounces. Each of the squash blossoms have been individually made to fit the stones ; as you can see they vary in size from round to a large oval shapewith the largest stonestowards the bottom of the necklace near the crescent naja. A fantastic piece of Southwestern Native American Indian silversmith history. Selling with . Shipping is only $5.50 in the U.S. which includes bubble wrap ,box and delivery confirmation. International shipping available... Please email for cost.

*** I will be listing 3 fantastic old pieces of mom's Native American Indian jewelry this week. This rare old Bisbee blue spiderweb turquoise squash blossom necklace, a massive 4 1/2 inch long Royston turquoise and claw pendant and a big vintage Kingman turquoise cuff bracelet. Please check my other jewelry sales if you are interested in the other pieces. Thank you!

Bisbee Turquoise: Any Bisbee turquoise on the market today was officially mined prior to 1974. Bisbee turquoise is a significant by-product of the huge Lavender Pit copper mine, which is now closed. With some of the finest turquoise coming from the section of the copper mine known as the “Lavender Pit,” where for years copper miners would bring out fine turquoise in their lunch boxes. In March of 1972 a miner named Bob Matthews was given the only lease ever granted for rights to mine Bisbee turquoise. He was said to have recovered more than 2,000 pounds of good to excellent turquoise by 1974 . Bisbee turquoise is famous for its deep blue color and its smoky black matrix, which has been described as “smoky Bisbee” and as “lavender.” Bisbee turquoise is as good as turquoise gets. In 2004 the Phelps Dodge Mining Company no longer allowed anyone near the hazardous old mine and buried the turquoise pit under 100 feet of dirt. There will be no more Bisbee mined.


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