My thought when I first saw this necklace was that this was the most gorgeous Squash Blossom Necklace we have ever seen. The stones are CLEARLY NATURAL OLD BLUE GEM TURQUOISE and the craftsmanship absolutely MAGNIFICENT! I am not going to say that this is a "Museum Quality Piece" because that is clear. THIS NECKLACE DOES NOT BELONG IN A MUSEUM, IT BELONGS IN A COLLECTION WITH A PERSON THAT WILL ENJOY WEARING IT AND NOT ONLY ADMIRE IT BUT BE ADMIRED THEMSELVES WHEN THEY WEAR IT. I know that sounds over the top, but that is exactly what this EARLY SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE is OVER THE TOP SENSATIONAL. You won't find one like this again. It is truly RARE and SPECIAL. Who cares exactly who made it. Whomever it was they are certainly one of the greats!! Oh and due to the weight the collector in New York that we got it from had it restrung long ago so she would feel comfortable wearing it without fear of it breaking. The way they did it is very unusual but extremely secure so it will NOT break and you can ENJOY wearing it yourself!!