Vintage Navajo and Zuni squash blossom necklaces. Many do not realize that the naja, the horseshoe-shaped pendant at the bottom of a squash blossom necklace has its origins in ancient Carthage via Spain.
Native American tribes have several similar elements that they use in making jewelry. Animals. Most Native American tribes deified many animals as providers and protectors of their slate. Totem animals were often included as tribal jewelry designs. Eagles, horses and wolves were popular designs. Read more: http://www.infobarrel.com/South_American_Rings_for_Sale#ixzz1xJoEFB1V