Vintage Zuni Turquoise Inlay Squash Blossom Necklace
Sterling Silver and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Vintage Squash Blossom Necklace By Zuni Artist Dion Lowsayte. This necklace features sterling silver inlayed Sleeping Beauty Turquoise with a turquoise teardrop in the center of the Naja and comes with a matching turquoise cuff. The cuff measures 1 3/4 inches, is a size 5.5, the naja measures 2 1/2 inches x 2 inches and is 26 inches.
History of Zuni Jewelry
The Zuni Native American Indian Pueblo is located 32 miles southwest of Gallup, New Mexico. They have been known for making Needlepoint (tiny needle shaped stones), Petitpoint (tiny round, oval or square stones) and Turquoise Inlaid Jewelry since the early 20th century. The Zuni Indians mostly focus on stone cutting. They make simplistic silver pieces to accommodate their intricate stonework with fine and delicate turquoise and other gemstones. Zuni artist have taken the art of jewelry to another level with their complex inlay channel designs, fine turquoise petit point as well as hand carved fetish jewelry.