Spiny Oyster And Turquoise Sterling Silver Contemporary Naja Necklace, Upside Down Crescent Moon Necklace, One Of A Kind Jewelry By Mocahete

Spiny Oyster And Turquoise Sterling Silver Contemporary Naja Necklace, Upside Down Crescent Moon Necklace, One Of A Kind Jewelry By Mocahete

$288.00

A contemporary and sleek argentium sterling silver Naja necklace with rich blue turquoise and a satiny orange spiny oyster cabochon makes a wonderful statement piece and adds a thoroughly elegant Southwest touch to your outfit. The large Naja was given a distressed look which contrasts well with the sleek discs separating the cabochons. Handcrafted in the Mocahete studio for a one of a kind treasure to enjoy a lifetime. Beautiful with a black or white shirt or dress for an eye catching ornament to adorn yourself with.

We are happy to create a custom Naja necklace for you or a loved one...just contact us.

The Naja measures 1.5" wide and is on a 18" sterling silver chain and handcrafted findings.

The Naja symbol which is an upside down crescent moon shape has a unique and interesting history.The Naja widely used by several Southwest American Indian tribes as a decorative ornament most commonly used in jewelry. The Naja meaning " crescent " in Navajo is often used in conjunction with the squash blossom necklace, with the Naja being the centerpiece. Before being adopted in the Americas as an ornament the upside down crescent was found among the Moors especially as a decorative element on horse bridles, which were likely believed to provide protection for the horse and rider from the evil eye, from there it was adopted by the Spaniards before making its way to the Americas. The upside down crescent was also used among the Phonenicians and probably others.