Large Royston turquoise squash blossom necklace
Large vintage squash blossom necklace, sterling silver with natural Royston turquoise. The naja is 5 1/2" tall, 5 1/2" wide, with five huge cabochons of Royston turquoise, around 2" to 2 1/2" long each. There are four squashes on each side, and they also have very large turquoise cabochons, ranging from 1 3/4" to 2 3/4" long. The necklace is 37" long, with a hook closure and a double row of handmade round and melon beads behind the squashes. The naja is hallmarked MT on the back, which may either be Melvin Thompson or Mary Toledo, both Navajo. Very unique necklace, not as heavy as it looks, and it features some fabulous Royston turquoise with an interesting matrix. Weighs 610 grams.