NA Squash Blossom Necklace

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NA Squash Blossom Necklace

Postby JLDoggett » Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:38 pm

Something I picked up recently and I can not find anything about the maker. It is handmade, not cast; marked W. HALEY and STERLING; the metal tests to between 900-925 in quality strung on a fine cable chain. Oddly there are 4 iron/steel (and rusty) links used in the piece. One at each end joining the second row of beads to the main strand and 2 at the clasp. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


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Re: NA Squash Blossom Necklace

Postby ValkyrieVixen » Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:11 pm

The maker is Willie Haley, Navajo. Maybe the rusty links are replacements?

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Re: NA Squash Blossom Necklace

Postby JLDoggett » Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:45 pm

Thanks! I plan on replacing them with sterling ones and keeping the steel ones with the piece just in case they were original. I found the drop that goes on the hook, it was removed to use to replace a matching lost earring to a pair that matched. Lucky for me they just added a wire to the drop.


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