Created first by the Navajo and then by the Hopi and Zuni this very unique style of jewelry is deemed a Squash Blossom Necklace. This name came from the very distinct bead that has a flowering end. However, this bead does is not actually of a Squash blossom but of a flower more like a pomegranate or maybe even the tiny flowerettes inside a sunflower. The truth, we may never know.
This amazing piece was made by the Navajo way back in the 1960’s. The beads were actually made by hand.
For many years it has been something thought to be owned by Native Americans only or for someone who truly appreciates the culture of Native Americans but with today’s style trends, this piece fits very well into the arena of “Tribal Chic” as well as the above. After all, the tribal look is all the rage this summer according to Vogue.
Come into our Manitou Springs Jewelry Showroom to see this piece and so many more. We are located right in between Piramide Clothing Boutique and Red Dog Cafe.
737 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829