The Bell Trading Company was founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1932 by Jack Michelson and his wife Mildred. Their main competitor was Maisels Indian Trading Post who merged with Bell Trading Company in 1935.
The Bell company got its name from Jacks wife, whose maiden name was Bell. Naja 2 3/8" x 2 3/8". Largest beads are 14 mm.
Naja - The Naja has its origin with the Moors in Spain. It is a good luck charm to ward off the evil eye. It was often used on the brow band of Moorish Horses.
It is thought that it came to Mexico via the Spanish Moors and from there was adopted the Indians. The naja is the base pendant of many ornate squash blossom necklaces. Squash Blossom - Corn, squash and beans are the traditional mainstays of the southwestern diet, culture and symbolism and are used in many ways in art and ceremony. The squash blossom represents abundant life. Actually you can type in Bell Trading Post, go to their Vintage.Area and see several similar types of these sets, ranging from 1295 to 1795.00 for these quality sets! The item "NAVAJO Old Squash Blossom Necklace Earrings Set Sterling. 925, 70's Orig Owners" is in sale since Tuesday, February 20, 2018. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants".
The seller is "zonalrick" and is located in Chandler, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.