This Contemporary made Navajo Nizhoni Triple-Strand Squash Blossom Necklace resembles the traditional squash blossom necklace designed and created by Native American artisans. Nizhoni means beautiful in Dine, and that's exactly what this stunning piece is! The natural blue turquoise necklace is hand strung with three strands of different types of natural number one grade Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. The three types of turquoise beads used are one strand of small round, one strand of nugget and one strand of flat rounds. The sterling silver turquoise necklace measures 24". The center naja has a petite point inlay of high quality teardrop shaped Sleeping Beauty turquoise. It is 2-1/2" in length and 1-3/4" in width across the inlay. The other six silver "blossoms" range in dimensions between approximately 2-1/4" and 2-1/2" in length and 1-1/2" in width. The naja and blossoms are adorned with inlaid Red Coral and Turquoise. This lavish and skillfully made necklace has a hook-and-eye clasp for its closure. It is stamped Sterling and signed by the artist.