WELCOME! HEIRLOOMS MUST MEET A CERTAIN CRITERIA TO BE AN HEIRLOOM. WE INSPECT EACH PIECE FOR CRAFTSMANSHIP, QUALITY OF STONES, AND LONG TERM VALUE. THESE ARE PIECES THAT WILL NEVER LOOSE WORTH AND ARE MADE FOR COLLECTORS WHO WANT AN INVESTMENT, A STATEMENT, OR SOMETHING TO PASS DOWN TO THE GRANDKIDS.
Squash Blossoms have been a symbol of wealth for generations. The heavier the better in Native tribes. Then the tourist started to want them and they were made to be lighter and more wearable; however their quality is unparalleled Navajo Silversmiths make the most beautiful Blossoms from the best stones and with meticulous attention to detail. Much like their original counterparts our squash blossoms lack no luster and are so unique they can be passed down for generations. Take lots of pictures...the grandkids will want to see you in one of these nods to prestige.
Squash Blossom Origins
Originally Squash Blossom Necklaces originated from the Spaniards. We live in Pagosa, which in Navajo means Healing waters. But in the winter months the Navajo would travel south and trade with neighboring tribes and the Spanish in the Taos and Santa Fe area. The Navajo thought the squash blossom engraving were so beautiful they began to crated silver beaded necklaces with them. Many different tribes started wearing them as a sign of prestige-both men and woman wore these beautiful silver necklaces. As time went on the designs became more elaborate involving turquoise. Adding a Naja at the end completed the array and we now enjoy the fruit of their labor.
Native American Gem Stone Lariats are another way to show prestige, and they are one of the hottest items in the Turquoise world. Their ease of wearability make a stunning statement piece. Lariats are easy-as-butter, and flow effortlessly around the neck. Draping the wearer with an array of precious stones like, Golden Hills, big puffy Royston, and Spiny Oyster.