Vintage'Fred Harvey era' Navajo silver & turquoise cuff. This is a vintage Fred Harvey era Navajo silver & turquoise cuff. The large'Blue Gem' turquoise cabochon is in excellent condition and has a nice tan matrix.
There is traditional Navajo stamping along the silver band. This is a vintage, previously owned bracelet. Therefore, light wear can be expected.
There is no visible damage. The silver is not hallmarked. Most vintage sterling silver Native American items do not have the STERLING mark.An exact date is not available for when the stamp STERLING was first used on Native American jewelry. According to some sources, the STERLING stamp appeared after 1932.
Most Native American made items from the 1930s and before would not have a STERLING stamp nor any artist hallmark for that matter. But there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to hallmarks there are always exceptions. Some items made in the 1940s to 1950s might have the STERLING stamp, most notably, those made by Bell Traders during that time period. But in general, Native American artists began using the STERLING stamp in the 1950s and 1960s. If an item is not stamped, this does not mean the item is not made from sterling silver.
The only definitive way to know is to perform an acid test. The item "Vintage Fred Harvey Era Old Pawn Silver & Turquoise Navajo Cuff" is in sale since Tuesday, November 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Ethnic & Tribal Jewellery\Native American".
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