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This vintage, sterling silver naja squash blossom necklace has eleven najas. Each naja has the hands of friendship at the bottom. The larger central naja has a smaller one inside, with a natural Sleeping Beauty stone at the top. The smaller najas are also set with natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise on the top, along with what could symbolize a fan or foliage. The najas are strung on double strand of handmade beads that transition single strands after the last najas. They end in a handmade hook and eye clasp. More about najas below.
Size: 24" L - Center naja 2"H x 2" H - Small najas 1.5" H x .675" W
Najas are a prominent symbol in Navajo jewelry and are always the center piece in squash blossom necklaces. I was told they are a feminine symbol, and their crescent shape represents the arms of a matriarch and the generations of the past and future. It symbolizes ease of movement, paths of least resistance for the family, even during challenging times. There is a sense of open arms in the shape of the naja that is soothing. Some najas have hands of friendship on each end.