Summer Squash Blossoms
During the heat of midsummer when summer gardens are bursting with life and the streets of Santa Fe are bustling with visitors, our favorite accessory is that most iconic of Southwestern necklaces: the Squash Blossom.
The origins of this necklace trace back thousands of years to the many cultures of the Mediterranean, where pomegranates have long been a symbol of fertility, paradise and love. When the Spanish first came to the Americas, they brought this imagery with them in the form of decorative buttons.
It was the genius of the Native peoples of the Southwest who refined this form, combined it with the crescent naja and named the bulbous, fecund looking beads after the squashes growing in their carefully tended fields.
Please join us in celebrating the fruitfulness of summer with this juicy collection of squash blossom necklaces.