Authentic Vintage Pretty Girl Turquoise Bracelet

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Vintage Jewelry Vintage Fred Harvey Era - Sterling Silver
Pretty Girl Split-Shank Bracelet
HK Item #BP270

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Authentic Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Navajo Pretty Girl Split-Shank 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.

7/8" tall at the front, 3/8" at the ends
Weight
22 grams
Hallmark
none (tests as sterling silver)

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 Pretty Girl Split-Shank Turquoise Bracelet

Authentic Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Navajo Pretty Girl Split-Shank Turquoise Bracelet

Authentic Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Navajo Pretty Girl Split-Shank Turquoise Bracelet

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Vintage - Fred Harvey Era
Sterling Silver
Pretty Girl Split-Shank Bracelet

BP270 - $150 plus s/h
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Paula says - "One turquoise cabochon set in a smooth bezel with hand-stamped designs to the ends. Made in the Fred Harvey era of Native American jewelry.

"A Pretty Girl bracelet is a lightweight split-shank Native American souvenir bracelet from the Fred Harvey era. The decorations added to a Pretty Girl bracelet were set on a platform and usually were a combination of hand made and cast elements such as medallions, buttons, braids, wire and raindrops.. Read more . . .

"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 Pretty Girl Split-Shank Turquoise Bracelet

You can see where the center portion of the solid shank was split into three bands to make a wide area for the decorative platform on the front.

Authentic Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Navajo Pretty Girl Split-Shank Turquoise Bracelet

Traditional hand stamping all around to the ends.

We leave the patina on our pawn jewelry because many of our customers like the old "" appearance. If you'd like to clean up your silver jewerly, new or old, check out our handy silver cleaning and polishing cloth.

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Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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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.

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All three of these types of bracelets pretty girl, split shank, and wire bracelets, are traditional Navajo and Zuni bracelet forms and all are open and airy making for comfortable summer wearing. The open spaces allow for ventilation, thus making the bracelets more comfortable to wear in hot and humid weather.
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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.

NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.
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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