Squash Blossom Jewelry Designs– Historical Notes

The Colonial Spanish, way back in the 1500s, brought many elegant designs that the Native Americans learned as they developed their silversmith skills. Most Indians suffered greatly at the hands of their Spanish masters until they rose up and drove them out. But one of the lasting designs introduced by the Spanish, from Spain and Moorish Africa, was that of a pomegranate blossom, known today in the American Southwest as the Squash Blossom.

You can find a squash blossom charm featured in the Heart and Cross Bracelet in the “Of the Spirit” series.

Summer Rose Lady Jewelry: Featuring the squash blossom jewelry design
Summer Rose Lady Jewelry: Featuring the squash blossom jewelry design