This wonderful piece is made of 26.9g of Coin Silver unsigned crafted during the second part of the Fred Harvey Era (1900s-1950s). This one dates to the late 40s early 50s and has complex stamping with arrows and designs. The center is a beautiful piece of natural green Cerillos turquoise. The silver is made from melted silver coins which is. 900 or 90% silver and is a slightly harder grade than.
This was common practice in the 40s and 50s in the southwest and the Navajo silver smiths used a split shank technique to mount the stones and centerpieces. Trading posts like Bell trading post and maisels followed the original Fred Harvey stores in commissioning Navajo silversmiths to make jewelry that would appeal Travelers through the southwest.
They hired Navajo artisans to create designs that reflected the styles of the time and were often lighter profiles than traditional Native American pieces. The piece weighs 26.9g and measures about 5 inches around and a gap of 1.5 inches My wrist is a 6.25 inch wrist (as pictured) so there is room to contract the bracelet or expand a bit too. This has a vey contemporary look even though it is a highly collectible piece of vintage Navajo silver work.
Can be worn alone or stacked- see pics and feel free to inquire about any of the other pieces pictured. FRED HARVEY ERA OLD NAVAJO COIN SILVER ROYSTON TURQUOISE & CONCHO CUFF BRACELET.
The item "Impressive Deep Green Turquoise Coin Silver Navajo Bracelet Fred Harvey Era 26g" is in sale since Tuesday, October 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets". The seller is "lovej43" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.