SOLD 1990's Sterling Silver Howlite Squash Blossom Necklace
Native American Vintage Jewellery
Sold Vintage Jewellery
This is a more modern Navajo necklace - 1990's or later. In the traditional squash blossom style, sterling silver bench made beads with three squash blossom rosettes, each set with blue dyed howlite stone, sterling clasp - lovely necklace.
41cm Squash Blossoms are 1.7cm x 4.2cm
None - tests postive for sterling silver.
Howlite, Sterling Silver
Like new - no flaws.
About this Piece
Sterling is an alloy of silver containing at least 92.5% pure silver (925 parts of 1000 thus the 925 stamp), the remainder is made up of a mix of metals (most commonly copper) used to make the metal workable. Pure silver is generally considered too soft to work with, although you can find silver jewellery at 950 or 980, even the occasional 99.9% fine silver, which can be work-hardened to increase durability.