Gold Vermeil Squash Blossom
Designer: Leon F Kirlie (LFK)
Material: gold vermeil sterling silver
Period: 1970s possibly earlier
Dimensions: 25” long, 11.75” drop
It is unusual to find a Squash Blossom necklace in gold vermeil as traditional ones are typically made in silver. This extremely fine example was made by Navajo artist Leon F. Kirlie (LFK). It features 15 turquoise cabochons with 14 squash blossoms. The “Naja” or inverted moon is said to symbolize the womb.
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