Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Family Jewels - Seriously Statement Necklace

This is an authentic Zuni silver and tuquoise squash blossom necklace that my mother purchased in the 1970's.  It's a stunning piece, but just not my taste.

I've had it evaluated and appraised by two different experts, and they set the vintage at somewhere between 1930 and 1950. Native American jewelry is back in vogue, and I thought I'd give someone the opportunity to own and wear this gorgeous necklace. The turquoise beads vary in color from green to blue, and as you can see, the silver and findings are in very good condition.  Length is adjustable, fastened with a hook in the back.

The appraisers set a sale value on this necklace between $600 - $1000 (which unfortunately is far less than what my mother paid for it almost 40 years ago). It's a truly unique piece, a bit of wearable art and of exponentially better quality than anything made today.

Asking $600, plus shipping (insured). All sales are final, thanks.  If you are interested in this or any other item listed, please email me at unefemmecertainage (at) gmail (dot) com.


  1. I rarely wear jewellery but oh boy am I in love with this.

  2. That is gorgeous! Hope it goes to (another) good home.

  3. that is amazingly gorgeous. i wish i had the bucks to buy it.