Turquoise squash blossom necklace and earrings set
Squash blossom necklaces are a signature of Navajo jewelry. Often embellished with large chunks of turquoise, coral, or other local gems, squash blossom necklaces can be quite valuable depending on quality.
Concho belt set
Concho belts are a part of Native American culture. The word "concho" is derived from the Spanish word for shell. These shell-like conchos were used to embellish leather belts.
Conchos were engraved and often studded with large, chunky gems.
Belt buckle set with turquoise, red coral and bear claws
Belt buckles are created by different Native American tribes, each having their own unique flair.
Navajo buckles are traditionally set with larger, chunkier stones.
Bolo tie set with turquoise, red coral and bear claws
Bolo ties are created and worn by both Navajo and Zuni tribes, but differ in their style and appearance.
Navajo bolos traditionally feature larger stones, as opposed to the delicate inlay work of Zuni pieces.
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All photos courtesy of Scott Papper, GIA GG, AJP, CMA (NAJA)