This Fred Harvey Cuff is a real beauty with a turquoise cabochon set in a bezel surrounded by delicate swirls. Hand stamping and embellishments feature arrows - as Southwest as it gets!
Size: 6.5" includes 1.25" gap
Signed twice - "SL". Unsure of the second hallmark. It reads "NN" in one direction and "MV" in the other direction.
This is vintage jewelry handmade by Native American Indians and is a southwestern fashion style.
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Turquoise is the most common stone found in Old Pawn jewelry. Natural turquoise is porous and will change to a greener color, so it isn’t uncommon for authentic pieces to have discolored stones.
Wear and Tear - Authentic Old Pawn jewelry will have a natural gray patina, indicating age. It takes decades for the patina to develop and may appear grayer in dry climates like the southwest. Humidity will add a darker, blacker patina. Patina typically isn’t buffed off in order to preserve its history and value. Made of Sterling Silver
Fred Harvey jewelry is vintage Southwestern jewelry made by The Fred Harvey Company in the first half of the twentieth century. Sold in the company’s “Harvey House” restaurants and hotels, this jewelry was manufactured for the tourist trade that flooded into the American Southwest with the advent of the Santa Fe Railroad. The company’s marketing department chose the jewelry motifs (such as the thunder-bird, arrows, and snakes) to appeal to tourists. Even though Native American hands did not typically make the jewelry, the Fred Harvey jewelry style did influence Navajo silversmiths of the day because of its popularity with buyers. Today, authentic Fred Harvey jewelry is collectible in its own right, given its historical context. - https://www.medicinemangallery.com/native-american-art/indian-jewelry/fred-harvey-jewelry
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