Navajo Silver and Precious Stones Cross Necklace [SOLD]

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Necklaces
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: silver, turquoise, coral
  • Size: 23” long; cross 3-⅜” x 2-⅜”
  • Item # C4248M
  • SOLD

This Diné-made silver necklace consists of handmade silver beads that vary in size in a graduated arrangement.  At the center of the necklace is a silver cross with small coral cabs situated at each of its ends and a large oval turquoise cab mounted at its center.  Two traditional squash blossoms are present on the necklace. Each has an associated long oval turquoise cab. The necklace dates to the early-to-mid twentieth century.


Condition: this Navajo Silver and Precious Stones Cross Necklace is in very good condition

Provenance: from the collection of a family from Colorado

Recommended Reading: Heart of the Dragonfly: Historical Development of the Cross Necklaces of the Pueblo and Navajo Peoples by Allison Bird

Relative Links: NecklacesDiné from the Navajo NationSouthwest Indian Jewelry

Close up view of the back - simple hook and look secures this necklace.