We recommend leaving the patina on old jewelry, as polishing can diminish the value. Just LOOK at the Quality of this Piece. CLASSIC VINTAGE ZUNI MUSEUM QUALITY. A very beautiful and extremely wearable bracelet, this fine cuff features a beautiful Persian turquoise stone, a variety of turquoise popular among Indian Traders in the first quarter of the 20th Century.
The bracelet is 13/16 wide. The inside circumference is 5 5/8 end-to-end and the gap between terminals is 1 1/4 for a total interior circumference of 6 7/8.The bracelet weighs 56 grams or. 2 ounces and is in excellent original condition. An exact date is not available for when the stamp STERLING was first used on Native American jewelry. Items made in the 1930s would usually not have that stamp nor any other hallmark. A few items made in the 1940s to 1950s might have the STERLING stamp, most notably, those made by Bell Traders during that time period.
Pieces made in the 1950s and 1960s and later often have the STERLING indication. Best ways to measure your wrist for a cuff: you can use a cloth tape measure, a ¼ strip of paper or a cord to accurately measure your wrist.Wrap around your wrist, mark it & measure the length against a ruler, that's your exact size. Fred Harvey Style (1900 1955). You will often see the term Fred Harvey era in many jewelry descriptions. There are estimated to be three distinct periods in the Fred Harvey era of dating jewelry and other Native American art objects. Others may have their own breakdown of these time periods.
Early Fred Harvey era: Late 1800s 1910s [rare]. Mid Fred Harvey era: 1910s 1930s. Late Fred Harvey era: 1940s 1970s. Even so, it continued to be produced until the mid-1940s or 1950s. Continued on until the 1970s.
Fred Harvey [1835 1901] was a prominent 19th century Native American curios entrepreneur, business man, hotel and restauranteur who fairly singlehandedly established the emerging 20th century American tourist fascination with traveling to the great American southwest and exploring the culture of Native Americans and their legacy of Native arts, jewelry and crafts. Instead of referring to the tourist jewelry from the era as Fred Harvey jewelry, it has been suggested that railroad jewelry would have been more appropriate as Harvey entered into an ingenious contract with the Santa Fe Railroad to provide a series of luxurious new eating houses along the new rail routes which were quickly crisscrossing the American southwest.Once Indian jewelers and traders realized the Anglo preference, they began catering to the Anglo tourist's tastes by producing a full line of lightweight jewelry, much of it mass-produced with the help of specialized machinery and commercial sheet silver. There were also numerous silversmiths who insisted on making everything by hand: pounding, cutting, stamping etc. In addition to the consideration of weight, various design elements or symbols were decided upon as standard designs that would decorate most products - the Thunderbird, the arrows (crossed arrows or single arrows), the four-directions symbol, lightning zigzags, arrowheads, etc. It was perceived that these were the symbols that most tourists had in mind as belonging to the Indian realm, and consequently, many Indian jewelers would keep to the use of these symbols instead of adding their own personal touch or incorporating other aesthetics. Today, Fred Harvey era jewelry is Highly Collectible and highly sought after. Easy to wear, and generally with a fair amount of ornamentation/stamping, Fred Harvey jewelry is an enjoyable genre of Indian jewelry that takes us back 100 years and can leave us in awe! Thanks for looking and be sure to check out my store for more selections of authentic Native American jewelry and artifacts! If you like our products, please add me to your. List or consider subscribing to our. For updates on newly listed items, sales and special promotions! We would be happy to consider reasonable offers.
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It lets us know that you have received item and are happy with it. As soon as we get feedback, it leaves you feedback in return. We are always adding new items. The item "VINTAGE Navajo Fred Harvey Silver LG Persian Turquoise Stone Bracelet 1930's" is in sale since Tuesday, July 12, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets".The seller is "elkcreektradingllc" and is located in Kykotsmovi Village, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.