Harvey Era Vintage Pretty Girl Turquoise Bracelet
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Vintage Fred Harvey Era - Sterling Silver
Pretty Girl Split-Shank Bracelet
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| 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
6 1/4" total inside circumference and approximate wrist size.
See diagram below.|
Adjustable approximately 1/4" larger or smaller
7/8" tall at the front, 3/8" at the ends
none (tests as sterling silver)
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 Trading Post during that time period. Pieces made
in the 1950s and 1960s and later often have the STERLING indication.
to Choose and Fit a Cuff
Vintage - Fred
Pretty Girl Split-Shank Bracelet
BP270 - $95 plus
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)
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
"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
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.
hand stamping all around to the ends.
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 jewelry, new or old, check
out our handy silver
cleaning and polishing cloth.
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 . |
years or older.|
Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.|
item that has been used.|
or more details.
Girl, Split Shank, and Wire Bracelets
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.
more . . .
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.
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.
isn't this item called Native American?
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
about authenticity of Native American Indian jewelry.
of Native American Indian Jewelry and Artifacts
are in the vintage Native American jewelry rescue business and are passionate
about finding new homes for used and vintage jewelry and artifacts. That's why
we purchase Native American pieces from estates, inheritances, collection downsizing
and New Old Stock (NOS) inventory from closed stores.
people contact us after taking a box of Native American jewelry to their local
pawn shop and find that a pawn shop is mainly interested in melt value of the
metals and not in preserving the beautiful historic pieces. To hear that people
have considered selling these treasures for melt value makes us truly sad.
value is usually far below what we would offer for the jewelry. Yet we can't pay
retail price for items because of the time and cost involved in finding new homes
for them. We have to research, often repair and restore the jewelry, photograph
and list each item on our website, and sometimes hold pieces in inventory for
years until the right buyer comes along.
hope you'll find something special in our vintage shop that will complete yet
another circle of our jewelry re-homing mission.