Heritage Necklaces

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19 Items
Slide 0: ESSENCE SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE
$2,400.00
Timeless and exquisitely handcrafted, our sterling silver necklace combines Navajo pearls with finely made blossoms and a simple sterling silver Naja holding a turquoise cabochon. Sterling hook closure. Made in the USA by Dennis Hogan. Exclusive. 19"L.
 
Slide 1: TURQUOISE THUNDERBIRD NECKLACE
$180.00
Transformation, strength—the legendary thunderbird often appears as a symbol in Native American jewelry and Joe Eby, a Southwestern jewelry artist steeped in the traditions of Navajo artisans, recalls the thunderbird's symbolic power in this handcrafted necklace. Set with an oval turquoise, cast of sterling silver and hand stamped with classic motifs, including crossed arrows indicating direction, it hangs from soft leather with a sterling slider bead. USA. Exclusive. 36"L; pendant 2"L.
 
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Slide 2: 1930S SANTO DOMINGO THUNDERBIRD NECKLACE
$795.00
In the thirties, Native American jewelry had become increasingly popular and turquoise, particularly that from New Mexico's Cerillos mine, increasingly rare. To satisfy demand, artisans of the Santo Domingo Pueblo sourced new materials to continue their age-old traditions of finely crafted pieces. In this one of a kind necklace, the maker hand drilled gypsum beads and added accents using gypsum and red plastic and tipping it with the rare Cerillos turquoise. At the apex is an inlaid thunderbird, a traditional symbol of strength, protection and power, made with gypsum, red and black plastic and a meticulous mosaic of Cerillos turquoise. Made in USA. Pendant measures 2-5/8"W x 2-1/8"L. 24"L.
 
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Slide 3: 1920S FOUR-STRAND SANTO DOMINGO NECKLACE
$2,750.00
Four strands of hand-cut and drilled white olive shell heishi and tubular Mediterranean coral beads are accented with nuggets of Fox and Cerillos turquoise and vintage Mexican coins. Handcrafted in the twenties by an artisan of the Santo Domingo Pueblo, the necklace is hung with a sterling silver double cross finished with a crescent moon and representative of the traditional symbols of the Pueblo people. Sterling silver cones; hook and eye closure. Made in USA. One of a kind. Pendant measures 2"L. 24"L.
 
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Slide 4: EASTER BLUE SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE
$3,600.00
Easter Blue turquoise comes from one of the oldest Nevada mines and the early stones are prized for their brilliant blues. Here in this vintage squash blossom necklace, three Easter Blue turquoise cabochons accent a hand-stamped, double-barred sterling silver Naja pendent which hangs from a string of sterling Navajo pearls holding ten expertly handcrafted squash blossoms. Made in USA. One of a kind. Pendant measures 2"L x 2-1/8"W. 22-1/2"L.
 
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Slide 5: 1940S BLUE GEM SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE
$6,750.00
Vintage and one of a kind, this handcrafted necklace displays a wide range of traditional Native American artistry, from its double row of hand-cast sterling silver beads, commonly known as Navajo pearls, to its finely made squash blossoms, each set with a hand-stamped and beaded sterling overlay holding turquoise from Nevada's Blue Gem Mine. At the apex, a triple-barred Naja pendent bears three more Blue Gem turquoise. Naturally oxidized with a rich patina, the necklace fastens with a sterling hook and eye clasp. Handmade in USA. Pendant measures 3"W x 2-3/4"L. 30-1/2"L.
 
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Slide 6: 1920S NAVAJO SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE
$4,950.00
A classic and beautifully executed example of the traditional Native American squash blossom necklace. Dating back to the twenties, this sterling silver necklace, aged to a rich patina, is made with hand-forged beads, known as Navajo pearls, and bears ten blossoms, each handcrafted, and a primitive, yet perfectly proportioned, Naja pendant with stamped rosette detailing. Traditional leather ties. USA. One-of-a-kind. 30"L. Naja 3-1/2"W x 2-1/2"L; blossoms 1-3/4"L.
 
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Slide 7: 1920S SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE
$3,650.00
A stunning example of early Navajo craftsmanship, this sterling silver necklace features traditional squash blossoms (12 in all) and a Naja crescent embellished by hand with chisel work on either end. Aged to a rich patina, the hand-forged beads, commonly known as Navajo pearls, fasten with a hook and eye closure. Made in the USA and one of a kind. Approx. 27"L.
 
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Slide 8: STERLING CROSS MEDALLION NECKLACE
$850.00
Once apprenticed to Charlie Favour, Indiana-born silversmith Dennis Hogan now works out of Santa Fe, where he creates heirloom quality jewelry incorporating classic Native American designs. His directional cross, sawtooth-edged within a circular medallion, hangs from a hand forged chain with hook and eye clasp, all in sterling silver with a brushed oxidized finish. Handmade in USA. 1-7/8" dia.; 27"L chain.
 
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Slide 9: STERLING TEARDROP NAJA NECKLACE
$1,195.00
Tomorrow's heirloom, our sterling silver bead necklace is made even more splendid by a dramatic naja crescent, hand forged by California silversmith Buffalo in sterling silver, ornamented with rosettes and a hand set turquoise teardrop. Sterling silver lobster clasp. Handmade in USA. 1-3/4" dia. Naja; 27"L.
 
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Slide 10: HANDMADE STERLING BEAD NECKLACE
$990.00
Santa Fe silversmith Dennis Hogan uses traditional techniques to create this timeless, always-in-style necklace with a Native American heritage. Each 3/8" wide sterling silver bead is hand forged in two halves, put together and finished with an oxidized brushed patina and handmade hook and eye clasp. Made in USA. Exclusive. 24-1/2"L.
 
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Slide 11: SOUTHWESTERN CROSS NECKLACE
$695.00
The late Arizona silversmith Al Somers handcrafted this Southwestern cross necklace of sterling silver and inlaid turquoise, borrowing from Native American traditions and imbuing it with a modern sensibility. USA. Exclusive. 28"L, 3"L drop.
 
Slide 12: MODERN SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE
$4,950.00
To treasure forever, this hand-forged sterling silver necklace by master silversmith Dennis Hogan celebrates Native American tradition with richly burnished beads, squash blossoms and a traditional naja crescent, an ancient symbol of protection, cradling a Sleeping Beauty turquoise. Leather wrap and stamped sterling button closure. USA. Exclusive. 30-1/2"L.
 
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Slide 13: NATIVE AMERICAN INSPIRED NECKLACE
$1,150.00
Southwestern silversmith Jock Favour replicates a traditional necklace, often called "Navajo pearls," with handmade sterling silver beads burnished to an antique patina. Destined to become a mainstay in almost anyone's jewelry wardrobe, his simply elegant necklace is finished with a handmade toggle clasp and extension chain to adjust the length. USA. Exclusive. 22" to 24"”L.
 
Slide 14: CONTEMPORARY STERLING NAJA NECKLACE
$2,900.00
Santa Fe silversmith Dennis Hogan combines traditional techniques and a timeless design in his one-of-a-kind necklace with a distinctly modern spirit. Suspended from handmade sterling silver beads (often referred to as "Navajo pearls"), the hand forged naja crescent, cradling a triangle inlaid with American turquoise, is a powerful symbol of protection. He finished the spectacular piece with an antiqued brushed finish and handmade hook and loop clasp. USA. Exclusive. Pendant 2-1/4"W x 2-1/8"L. 30"L.
 
Slide 15: TURQUOISE SANTO DOMINGO PUEBLO NECKLACE
$1,190.00
A handmade turquoise and shell necklace created using techniques passed down through generations and gifts from the earth—turquoise, penshell, spiny oyster shell and waxed sinew thread. Pueblo artist Alice Lovato handcrafted this heirloom-quality necklace exclusively for Sundance. USA. 38"L.
 
Slide 16: CONTEMPORARY NAJA NECKLACE
$495.00
The inspired collaboration of silversmiths Buffalo and Dennis Hogan creates a beautiful, highly collectible necklace that melds classic Native American craftsmanship with forward-looking design. The artist known as Buffalo, who now lives in California, is known for forging contemporary pieces that evoke vintage Navajo work, like this elegant naja pendant in sterling silver, finished with hand stamping and a deep green turquoise. It hangs from a 31" chain of links hand forged in sterling silver by Santa Fe silversmith Dennis Hogan, finished with a hook and eye clasp. Made in USA, exclusively for Sundance. Pendant measures 2"W x 1-1/2"L. 31"L.
 
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Slide 17: STERLING SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE
$4,900.00
Traditional as it is, there is something strikingly modern about Santa Fe silversmith Dennis Hogan's squash blossom necklace. Hand forged sterling silver beads alternate with handmade sterling silver squash blossoms, fastened by an old-style leather wrap with a vintage coin button. The larger center blossom is handmade from two vintage coin silver US half dollars. Coins will vary and each piece is unique. Made in USA. Exclusive. Approx. 32"L with 1-3/4"L drop.
 
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Slide 18: STERLING SOUTHWEST PEARL NECKLACE
$350.00
As classic in the Southwest as a strand of cultured pearls—and equally versatile—the oxidized beads in this handmade sterling silver bead necklace are made one by one and finished with a sterling lobster clasp. Handmade in USA. 23-1/2"L.
 
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