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Early Navajo Naja Pendant of Silver and Turquoise

Early Navajo Naja Pendant of Silver and Turquoise

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Sometimes you may want the incomparable form of a naja without the bulk of an entire squash blossom necklace. This single triple naja pendant gives you that benefit.

It's an authentic early Navajo piece that dates circa 1925. Completely hand-wrought of stamped and carinated silver, this exceptional pendant is set with twelve natural turquoise stones that are said to be Persian turquoise. If you look closely, you'll see the stones are domed which is in keeping with Persian turquoise of that time. 

This naja pendant was most likely the centerpiece of a full necklace back in its time, but like so many of the old Navajo and Pueblo bead and/or squash naja necklaces, they break over time, and collectors lose beads and blossoms. 

In fact, many of the early naja necklaces that you find today have been restrung - some haven't even been restrung with their original beads and blossoms but with bits and pieces from assorted old necklaces that have been found over time. If you want a completely original piece, it's important to ask for provenance information if it exists. 

With this early naja flying solo, there's no need to wonder if all of its necklace parts are original. It's so lovely that you'll adore it all by its lonesome. If you're of the stacking sort, maybe you'll even wear it with additional necklaces of varying lengths. You really can't go wrong. It's tied on a simple leather cord.

The naja measures 2" x 2". Unsigned as is consistent with the time period in which it was made.

  • Early Navajo Naja
  • Triple naja design of hand wrought, stamped silver
  • Dates circa 1925
  • Set with Persian turquoise
  • 2" x 2"
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