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Vintage Navajo Shadowbox Necklace of Turquoise by Chief Dodge Shop Jeweler

Vintage Navajo Shadowbox Necklace of Turquoise by Chief Dodge Shop Jeweler

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This vintage silver and turquoise necklace is a 1970's handmade Navajo piece.

The turquoise necklace is comprised of 7 sterling silver pendants. Each one is set in a shadow box design with a deep blue turquoise stone left in its organic nuggety shape. 

This style of vintage pendant necklace is so pretty! It's easy to wear because it's lighter weight, but it still makes a big impact. With multiple settings of turquoise, you'll be awash in glorious shades of blue green.

The necklace comes from an Indian jewelry shop named Chief Dodge that used to be in Scottsdale, AZ. Chief Dodge opened in 1971 and sold countless pieces of Native American made jewelry over the decades. It's kind of akin to the operations of the White Hogan Shop, which received much more acclaim due to the renowned artists, most notably Kenneth Begay, that created jewelry for the shop.

This particular Chief Dodge necklace has been much-loved and well-treasured over its first 50 years. Rather than existing in a collection as one of many Native American pieces, this one lived with the singular status of being the only Native American made necklace in the home. It was originally purchased on a trip to Arizona for a wedding and then worn on special occasions. About twenty years ago, the original collector passed it on to her daughter who also wore it for special occasions. 

Might you be interested in wearing this turquoise necklace for your own special events?

It measures 18" from end to end plus an additional drop of 1 1/16" for the center pendant. Each additional pendant measures 1 1/16" x 3/4". Hallmarked on the reverse by the artist and the shop.

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