Campitos Turquoise Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace FJN1175

Length: 30"
Metal: Sterling Silver
Stones: Campitos Turquoise
Elegant Campitos Turquoise squash blossom necklace with Sterling Silver oxidized beads. Handmade by Diné silversmith Darrin Livingston.

Availability: In stock

Price: $3,600.00

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Recognized as one of the most significant pieces in any collection, the Squash Blossom is a highly prized piece of jewelry. Despite carrying world-wide significance through many Native peoples, there is very documentation regarding the history of the Squash Blossom necklace. Perhaps the most significant piece of the necklace, the Naja, can be traced back to not only many Native American cultures, but also those of the Greeks and Romans. Meaning "crescent" in Navajo, the Naja is a symbol seen in everything from jewelry to horse bridles and incorporates multiple meanings across many cultures.

Meaning "crescent" in Navajo the Naja pendant can be traced across many cultures spanning from Native American to Greek. The Naja symbol can be seen in everything from jewelry to horse bridles and incorporates multiple meanings across many cultures. Typically found adorned Squash Blossom necklaces, Naja pendants can also be worn solo with beads or chains.

Commonly referred to as Oxy Beads, these Sterling Silver beads have a gorgeous, oxidized finish and are popular in many Southwest designs.
Sunwest Silver Co has an extensive line of oxidized Sterling Silver jewelry which includes both single and multiple strand necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. We also specialize in customized designs for our wholesale clients. Inquire about customized hand-strung beaded designs for your product line. Both our beaded and liquid silver product lines are made in-house in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Campito is derived from the Spanish word "campo" meaning "field" or "countryside". Mined in Mexico from the Pino Chueco and Cananea mines in Sonora, Campitos is a favorite for jewelry artisans. Campitos is unique in several ways. It grows in clay as free-form nuggets, rather than in veins which is typical of many North American turquoises. Its color closely resembles that of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and ranges from a light to medium blue with no matrix. Occasionally you may find pyrite inclusions, which give it a little bit of sparkle.

Authentic Handmade Native American Jewelry

Darrin Livingston resides in Church Rock, New Mexico, where he has lived most of his life. He currently lives there with his family. Church Rock is where his father and grandfather are from also; this is where he learned his silversmith trade at the age of thirteen. He attended public high school, which he enjoyed, and after graduating he really got serious with the silversmith trade and earned a living from it.A hallmark of Darrin’s jewelry is how is how precisely each piece is constructed and finished. We call this how “clean” the workmanship is. The stones are evenly set into tight fine silver bezels. There are no sharp edges or other careless craftsmanship. His pieces are obviously the work of an artist who takes no shortcuts and whose care for quality of every piece that leaves his studio is professional and complete.From the simplest single stone pendant to the advance design and crafting of a mulit-stone dragonfly necklace, Darrin’s work reflect the best traditional of Navajo silver work and pride.

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