In the late 1500s and early 1600s, the saddles and bridles of huge muscled horses of the Spanish Conquistadors were fitted with sterling silver crescent-shaped pendants of Moorish origin. For the next 200 years, as the two cultures cycled through various phases of peace and conflict in the struggle for power, the Navajo adopted and incorporated these and other traditional Spanish ornaments into their jewelry.
Early on, the Navajo wore the Nah-Hah as an ornament of beauty and these pieces also came to symbolize wealth. Eventually became associated with crop fertility and worn during ceremonies related to the agricultural cycles. It was customary for Medicine men to wear them as well. The beautiful squash blossom necklace measures 25-1/2 from end to end and weighs 250g. The naja pendant measures 3-3/16" long and 3-1/8" wide.The squash blossom pendants measure approximately 1-11/16" long and 7/8" wide. Turquoise settings measure 9/16" by 9/16". The handmade beads measure approximately 5/16 in diameter and the necklace is strung on fox tail chain with a hook and eye clasp. The bracelet has an inner circumference of 5-11/16" from end to end, plus an adjustable opening of 1-1/8", is 3/4 wide and weighs 49.7g. The settings measure 9/16" by 9/16".
Clip-on earrings measure 1-1/8" long and 13/16" wide. The pair weighs 15.6g. The set has the pawn mark "294-05-3000" engraved and it has been tested and examined for purity and is sterling silver. In addition, it has no test marks or cosmetic damage on the piece. The set pictured is the one you will receive.For more great deals on timeless authentic Indian jewelry! We look forward to helping you. Other items - opens in a new window or tab. The item "Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace Bracelet Earrings RS" is in sale since Tuesday, August 30, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "edmarshalljewelersaz" and is located in Paradise Valley, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.