Najas

The inverted crescent pendant on Squash Blossom necklaces — called the “Naja” by the Navajo — is found in various design forms throughout world cultures. The Naja has its origin during the Middle Ages, when the Moors adopted this symbol as a bridle ornament and believed that the inverted crescent would protect both themselves and their horses from the “evil eye.” When the Spaniards came to South and Central America, they brought that same idea with them for the protection of their horses and soldiers. The Moors taught the Spanish, who taught the Mexicans, who then taught the Navajo.This symbolic design and all its variations are still used and honored today!

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    • $726.00

      Arrow Squash Blossom

      Attached to 37″ Mali Prayer Beads (custom lengths are available) is our sterling Arrow Naja surrounded by six plated Gothic crosses. Each pendant can be worn alone or grouped with others using the Cordova Clasp. 2.25″ x 2.35″ — Sterling...

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    • $552.00

      Cross Squash Blossom

      Attached to 34″ Mali Prayer Beads (custom lengths are available) is our sterling Simple Squash Blossom and 6 plated Gothic crosses. Each pendant can be worn alone or grouped with others using the Cordova Clasp. 2″ x 2.35″ — Sterling...

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    • $520.00

      Hands Squash Blossom

      Attached to 34″ Mali Prayer Beads (custom lengths are available) is our sterling Hands Squash Blossom and 6 plated Gothic crosses. Each pendant can be worn alone or grouped with others using the Cordova Clasp. 2.5″ x 2.25″ — Sterling...

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    • $350.00

      Sterling Arrow Naja

      This sterling Naja is so strong and beautiful. A symbol of protection from evil, this piece looks amazing on a simple chain. 2.25″ x 2.35″ — Sterling...

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    • $218.00

      Sterling Simple Naja

      This sterling Simple Naja is the most used shape and possibly the oldest of shapes. I love its simplicity and strength. This piece is shown on our 19″ Stacker Chain. 2″ x 2.34″ — Sterling...

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    • $176.00

      Sterling Hands Naja

      This sterling Hands Naja is the most loving and embracing of the trio. With the hatred and chaos happening in the world today I hope this Naja will bring unity and comfort to those who wear it. This piece is shown on our Single Strength Chain. 2.5″ x 2.25″ — Sterling...

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