Navajo Number 8 Turquoise, Coral, and Silver Squash Blossom Necklace and French Hook Earrings Set c. 1970s (J6905)
- Circa: 1970s
The necklace is 285g, 31" in length, with a 3" x 3" naja. The earrings are 5.7g , and measure 2.25" x 0.625", each. Acquired from a private collection in California. Number 8 turquoise is highly sought after by collectors. It was discovered in 1925 and was named Number 8, since it is an 8 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Most turquoise is 4 or 5 on the Mohs scale.