Vintage Navajo Fred Harvey style sterling silver and turquoise cuff bracelet c.1930s-40s. brvs961cs
Vintage Navajo Fred Harvey style sterling silver and turquoise cuff br
An old Navajo Bracelet circa 1930-40s. Sterling silver split cuff with a round turquoise stone flanked by applied silver Thunderbirds with arrowheads on their backs. Decorative stampings along sides and ends of the cuff.
This beautiful bracelet is from the Fred Harvey Era, when Route 66 had been completed and tourists from the east were passing through the southwest. This type of bracelet sold at the Fred Harvey shops along the highway and popular tourist destinations. The Fred Harvey Company stocked its many hotel gift shops with Native American crafts which were extremely popular with tourists. A very popular item of course was Native-style jewelry. This bracelet is a style popular in the Fred Harvey stores
Inside Circumference: 5-1/2"
Total Circumference: 6-1.5"
Weight: 9.05 grams
Band width at center 3/4"
Tests for sterling silver