Squashblossoms from the Seventies often carry turquoise of a general high grade simply because the best grades of a mine’s turquoise is often found first, at the top where minerals gather and crystalize. Such is the case with this gorgeous necklace.
The turquoise is baroque, largely matrix-less, vibrant blue color, all matching, likely from the same seam or nugget. Morenci origin, from the upper crust of this open pit copper mine in the late Sixties-early Seventies. A turquoise masterpiece! The silverwork is typical of the era, lacks hallmark, which leans it’s age toward the Sixties.
Strung on handmade beads, Sterling, with fox tail. About 28″ length, plus Naja. In remarkable, almost MINT condition. Collector alert!