Vintage Native American Silver and Turquoise Cuff (estimated 1930's-1950's). 1.35 inch wide x 6.1 inches around included opening.
This is an absolutely gorgeous turquoise bracelet. You will get lots of compliments when you wear it!!
This beautiful cuff was previously owned by a woman living in Santa Fe, New Mexico for many years who passed away in 2017. What is Fred Harvey jewelry? "Fred Harvey era" jewelry is jewelry that was made by the Fred Harvey Company in the first half of the 20th century to sell to tourists coming to the Southwest on the railroads.
Up to this time, authentic Navajo silver jewelry was heavy, hand-hammered ingot jewelry. Fred Harvey jewelry was made specifically to appeal to the traveler from the east, with smaller turquoise stones and a lighter-weight feel.Each piece of Fred Harvey jewelry was made from thin sheets of silver, machine tooled, and mechanically stamped. While some of the jewelry was actually made by Native American hands, most of it was made by machine, including in locations far away from the Southwest, like New York. While the Navajo jeweler's personal tastes preferred the heavier ingot jewelry with larger turquoise stones, when they saw how the lighter machine-milled silver was being bought by the tourists, they began making jewelry for the tourist trade in this style too. So over time, what was authentic Native American jewelry vs.
Mass machine-produced souvenir jewelry - or a hybrid of the two - became blurred. Today, Fred Harvey era jewelry is widely collected as an antique jewelry genre valued for its Southwest look and historic context. Fred Harvey Jewelry is often mistakenly referred to as old pawn. This is not what the Native Americans themselves usually wore. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Bracelets & Charms".
The seller is "laurenthyme2012" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.