E Benally squash blossom necklace


#1

It seems that there are a lot of E Benally artists, too, so I’m trying to find out which one. This piece is huge and hefty- 300 grams. It feels and looks like its even better quality than most of the others I have. The turquoise is in chunks, rather than smooth stones. It’s really gorgeous. Any information on when it was made, the approximate value and by specifically which artist is appreciated- Thanks in advance!


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#2

The piece appears to be a Navajo piece, 1980s. I can not get the picture to enlarge, but from what I have would call the turquoise sea foam Kingman. Benally is a very common Navajo last name and the 1980s was a time when lots of jewelry was being made, I don’t believe that identifying the artist is going to change the value on this piece. Thanks for sharing.


#3

To enlarge the picture after clicking hold down Ctrl key and scroll mouse wheel forward or Ctrl and the + sign will also enlarge. To reduce use mouse wheel and Ctrl and mouse wheel backwards or the - sign. :slight_smile:


#4

Thanks stardove for the technical assistance. After seeing the enlarged photo (little blurry) it almost has a carico lake look. This could be an artist by the name Ernest Benally. Thanks again.