At Last! Squash Blossom Necklace

Vintage Squash Blossom Necklace

I’ve been obsessed with finding a Squash Blossom necklace for forever. Unfortunately, these handcrafted beauties are always priced way outside of my budget. But last week, I bid on this beauty at Waddington’s Online Auction. And I won!

It still cost me a pretty penny, but I figured that this is the kind of piece that I’ll never stumble upon for $10 at a thrift shop. And I’d never find one of this quality for under $500 at retail. So I took the plunge. I will wear it every day to ammortize the cost.

Even from the back it is beautiful! It’s unsigned but on the weekend, a former jewellery designer told me that he felt strongly that it was from the 1970s 0r ’80s, that the turquoise was real, not stabilized, probably from Arizona. He also said it was Americhee (Sp?). Need to look that up.