Being offered is a truly vintage, Navajo Indian, hand crafted, jewelry bracelet. This bracelet is from the Fred Harvey era when Native Indians began making jewelry for the early tourist trade to the southwest. The bracelet is crafted from sterling silver, with a nice cut and faceted Battle Mountain turquoise stone cabochon.
Turquoise is a porous and brittle stone stone so making this kind of cut is difficult. The bracelet has the classic die stamped symbols and designs attributed to the Fred Harvey era.The item is in good condition with no damage noted and ready to wear. The stone setting is approx. 13/16" by 1/2", and the inside circumference is approx. 6, including the back opening, and the back opening is approx. The Fred Harvey Era was during the start of the early tourist travel to the southwest.
This started the demand for Native American Indian jewelry in the tourist trade. Fred Harvey set up hotels and motels along cities and train depots to service the travelers.
Natives Indians set-up stands and tables to sell their wares to travelers or those just having a rest stop while on the train. Later, roads like Route 66 became the main travel route for vacationers, so tourist shops and trading posts sprung up all along the Mother Road (Route 66). Fred Harvey jewelry was always unsigned except for an occasional piece and is the most collected Indian jewelry today. The designs and styles are unmistakable for Fred Harvey era jewelry. In addition, I sell items for Native Americans and from personal collections.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions about my items. Please let me know ahead of time. I will try my best to get the item out sooner. The item "Sterling Silver Battle Mountain Turquoise Navajo Indian Bracelet Fred Harvey Era" is in sale since Saturday, July 17, 2021.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Jewelry". The seller is "artpottery" and is located in Pueblo, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.