Authentic Vintage Turquoise Bracelet

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1940s Dog and Snake Bracelet
HK Item #BP269

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Authentic Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Navajo Fred Harvey Era 1940 Turquoise Bracelet

Condition
Vintage, Pre-owned, like new; stone is tight with no cracks, chips, or scratches; shape of band is smooth and symmetric; see photos for patina
Materials
sterling silver, Read about silver
turquoise, Read about stones
Size
6 1/4" total inside circumference and approximate wrist size. See diagram below.

Adjustable approximately 1/4" larger or smaller - see how.

1" tall at the front, 3/8" at the ends
Weight
24 grams
Hallmark
stamped: STERLING

An exact date is not available for when the stamp STERLING was first used on Native American jewelry. Items made in the 1930s would usually not have that stamp nor any other hallmark. A few items made in the 1940s to 1950s might have the STERLING stamp, most notably, those made by Bell Traders during that time period. Pieces made in the 1950s and 1960s and later often have the STERLING indication.
Artist
unknown

Authentic Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Navajo Fred Harvey Era Turquoise Bracelet

Authentic Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Navajo Fred Harvey Era Turquoise Bracelet

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1940s Dog and Snake Bracelet

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Paula says - "One turquoise cabochon set in a smooth bezel with traditional hand-stamped designs to the ends. Made in the Fred Harvey era of Native American jewelry.

"Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."

Authentic Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Navajo Fred Harvey Era Turquoise Bracelet

Authentic Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Navajo Fred Harvey Era Turquoise Bracelet

Traditional hand stamping all around to the ends.

Authentic Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Navajo Fred Harvey Era Turquoise Bracelet

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Patina
A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance. All items in our Vintage Shop have some patina, even .
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

Fred Harvey Era

Fred Harvey was an entrepreneur who created an avenue for Indians to make and sell jewelry to the tourists. Jewelry of the Fred Harvey era has typical Indian kitsch of arrows, tomahawks, tipis, thunderbirds and so on and was most produced from 1930 throughout the 1950s. Read more about Fred Harvey here.

Why isn't this item called Native American?

The US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be made by an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the artist for many vintage items, even if they are authentic Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.

Read about authenticity of Native American Indian jewelry.

 

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