Like her sister Bessie Haley, Navajo smith Ruby Haley specializes in making handmade beads strung in strands and traditional squash blossom necklaces made with handmade beads, squash blossoms and sandcast najas.
This squash blossom necklace with sandcast Naja pendant consists of wholly handmade beads and finely crafted squash blossoms which run up the sides of the necklace. The Naja shows an Art Deco influence in the crest at the top of the pendant. This piece adheres to the most stringent details of traditional Navajo smithing.
Hallmarked RH and stamped Sterling on the back of the naja pendant.
Beads: 5/16" diameter; 1/4" running length
Naja pendant: top to bottom 2 7/8"; across 2 1/8"
Length: 25" + Pendant