Juan De Dios Turquoise and Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace
Noted as one of the earliest identifiable Zuni silversmiths, Juan De Dios' work speaks for itself. This is beautiful 1930's squash blossom necklace's style align visually with many other known De Dios pieces. It is marked with his maker's mark "JD". There are 24 blossoms in total, 12 per side that graduate in size as they are strung closer to the silver cast naja. Each blossom and the naja are set with natural Blue Gem turquoise.
L. 21"; Naja L. 2½" : W. 2"