Sophia Forero Jewels, 1218 Johnson Drive, Naperville, IL 60540

Navajo Naja with opal necklace

The Navajo have been creating jewelry since the late 17th century, taught by Mexican artists. This symbol in particular was believed to have been adopted by the Spanish in the Mexican occupation- and THEY had seen it when the Moors occupied Spain. The Moors, who were from North Africa, used the symbol as good luck- and adorned their horses with it when going into battle.

SO: from North Africa, to Spain, to Mexico, to the United States- the symbol of the Naja has prevailed. Fascinating.


  • Navajo handmade turquoise Naja from the Southwest
  • opal and turquoiseaccents
  • on silver snake chain 
  • silver clasp
  • 24 inches in length
  • simple, excellent for layering or fabulous on her own
  • one of a kind piece, cannot be duplicated

feel beautiful.

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