Vintage NAVAJO Fred Harvey Sterling Silver Cerrillos Turquoise Bracelet Sz 7-1/4. Interested in more than one item? Don't wait we sell more Vintage Fred Harvey Jewelry than any other Jewelry Because it is getting harder to find they quite making it 60+ years ago! Vintage jewelry is a great way to own a small piece of history. Featuring more traditional techniques and a dark silver patina, vintage jewelry is very collectible.
The age of our vintage jewelry usually ranges from the 1920's to 1970's, though some pieces may be older or newer. Prior to the 1960's, artists rarely signed their jewelry- therefore most vintage pieces are unattributed unless the original owner kept records. Most of our vintage jewelry is acquired from private collections and we feel honored to pass on these treasured pieces to new owners.
We recommend leaving the patina on old jewelry, as polishing can diminish the value. This is a Rare Fred Harvey Era Cerrillos Turquoise Cuff Bracelet. This Sterling Silver cuff bracelet is magnificent not just because of the detail work but the rare beautiful Cerrillos Green Turquoise stones that are so sought after. The center stone is approximately 25mm x 17mm with beautiful matrix.
The two smaller stones on the side are approximately 17mm x 14mm each. The applied feather and bead or rain drops with the hand chased work really make this a wonderful piece. The center width is 1 1/2" tapering down to 7/8" at the ends.This piece weighs 92.0 grams or 3.24 ounces. Stamped with a (unknown) makers mark hard to read we think it says RL or RPL and tests sterling. This is a size 7 1/4 including the 1 1/4 opening.
Hallmark: none (tests as sterling silver). Our silversmiths take great pride in carefully matching the original work so that no alteration work is seen. Cerrillos Turquoise is Rare indeed! Cerrillos is not only an uncommon and unique form of native New Mexican turquoise, but has a history entwined with both ancient Native peoples of the Southwest and more recent American mining companies. Cerrillos turquoise was created and mined under unusual circumstances.It is the only turquoise that formed at the base of a volcano. Thus, a variety of colors developed from the minerals in the various volcanic host stones. In fact, seventy-five colors have been identified, from tan to khaki-green to rich, blue-green to bright and light colors. Cerrillos is a very hard stone and so takes a brilliant polish. In addition to producing a distinctive stone, the Cerrillos mine is the oldest mine of any kind in North America.
Located ten miles south of Santa Fe NM, it was the site of the largest prehistoric mining activity on the continent because the huge turquoise deposit was partially exposed at the surface. Miners from the San Marcos Pueblo, who later moved to Santo Domingo Pueblo south of Santa Fe, most heavily worked the mine. Using only stone axes, mauls, antler picks, and chisels, Pueblo miners removed 100,000 tons of solid rock to create a pit mine 200 feet deep.
They dug other vertical shafts into the ground to reach veins of turquoise. Miners carried tools and leather rock buckets on their backs as they climbed in and out of the shafts using notched logs as ladders. The turquoise obtained from this hard work traded among early peoples from Mexico to the Midwest and from the east to west coasts.In New Mexico, many pieces of Cerrillos turquoise for personal and trade use have been unearthed in the prehistoric ruins of Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon. The Pueblo peoples continued to extract turquoise from the Cerrillos mine until the 1870's when a silver mining boom raised interest in the area. 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.
This bracelet is filled with elegance and it gives off a timeless look and feel. It is sure to be a great addition to any collection! This is a Classic PIECE FROM DAYS GONE BY.A great-looking, extremely wearable piece from a fascinating and romantic period of Southwestern history, this bracelet was likely first acquired by a traveler on the Santa Fe railroad from a Fred Harvey Company trading post such as the Indian Room at Albuquerques Alvarado Hotel or The Hopi House at the Grand Canyon. As with Vintage Native American Pieces, some pieces may Exhibit Test Mark(s), Patina, Scratches, and Minor Dings from the Years in and out of Pawn Shops and Personal Collections. Words alone are not enough describe this extraordinary bracelet so please take a look at the pictures to get a feel for this magnificent valuable masterpiece of Native American Indian craftsmanship. Turquoise is sacred to both Native American and oriental traditions. It is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart. Turquoise is also a powerful crystal for relieving stress. It is also said to protect against pollution in the environment, and to bring abundance. Turquoise is said also help speed the healing process, and is also known as a master healer stone. It is very powerful for grounding and protection also. Turquoise is associated with the throat chakra primarily. Silver is a mineral that is said to mirror the soul, strengthen the connection between astral and physical bodies, and enhance intuitive and psychic energies. Silver is mystically considered to improve speech, bring eloquence.
It is also purported to attract, enhance and store the energies of gemstones, as well as draw out negative energies. Silver is related to the moon, and moon energies. Physically, crystal healing lore indicates that silver is has been traditionally used to aid hepatitis treatments, eliminate toxins, expel toxins through the pores, headache, rheumatic pain, nausea and gastritis, obesity, diabetes, and increase assimilation of vitamins A and E. Turquoise, the "fallen sky stone" hidden in Mother Earth, has been valued by cultures for its beauty and reputed spiritual and life-giving qualities for over 7000 years.It is a true gem of the centuries and has been cherished above all else in creation as the stone of water, stone of blessings, good fortune, protection, good health and long life. This Handmade bracelet will become one of your favorites and is sure to become a treasured family heirloom for generations. The quality of this turquoise bracelet is second to none!
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As soon as we get feedback, it leaves you feedback in return. We are always adding new items. The item "Vintage NAVAJO Fred Harvey Sterling Silver Cerrillos Turquoise Bracelet Sz 7-1/4" is in sale since Thursday, November 24, 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.
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