Squash blossom style coin necklace
Vintage 1960s Navajo-made coin necklace, in a squash blossom style. The necklace is 22" long, with a hook closure, and handmade tube-shaped silver beads. The pendant in the middle is 3 1/4" long, 2" wide, made of three American coins, dates ranging from 1885 - 1911. There are 18 American Mercury dimes, nine on either side of the necklace, each hammered to make a slight three dimensional effect. They are set on alternating size bails so they move in a zig-zag pattern down the necklace. A uniquely made necklace, different-looking and elegant.