Sterling Silver
Turquoise Pretty Girl Bracelet
and Ring Set

HK Item #S464

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Vintage Fred Harvey era sterling silver and turquoise Pretty Girl Bracelet and Ring set

Condition
Pre-owned, stones firmly set with no cracks or chips; medium patina
Braclelet
6 3/4" total inside circumference and approximate wrist size. See diagram below;
1" tall at front;
37 grams
Ring
6 1/4;
7/8" tall at front
Materials
turquoise, Read about stones
sterling silver, Read about silver
Hallmarks
none
Artist
unknown

Vintage Fred Harvey era sterling silver and turquoise Pretty Girl Bracelet and Ring set

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Sterling Silver
Turquoise Pretty Girl Bracelet
and Ring Set

#S464 - $195 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE SET AVAILABLE)

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Paula says - "In my opinion, this vintage bracelet and ring set is likely from the Fred Harvey era of Native American Jewelry. It shows all the design characteristics and workmanship of being Navajo made. But because there is no hallmark that we can attribute to a specific artist we can't legally sell it as Native American made - read more."

Vintage Fred Harvey era sterling silver and turquoise Pretty Girl Bracelet and Ring set

Ring size 6 1/4".
Braclelet size 6 3/4".

Bracelet measurements

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What is a Pretty Girl Bracelet

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. Pre-cut turquoise gemstones set into pre-formed bezel cups were the most common adornments set onto a platform. There were a variety of handmade and preformed platforms used from simple to ornate. The edges of the bracelets were often scalloped. The side panels were often stamped with geometric designs, whirling logs, dogs, thunderbirds, arrows and more. Read more . . .

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.

Our Rescue Mission
of
Native American Indian Jewelry and Artifacts

Native American Jewelry blog tips and informationWe 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.

Often 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.

Melt 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.

We hope you'll find something special in our vintage shop that will complete yet another circle of our jewelry re-homing mission.

NOTE: Items in our 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. 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 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.

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.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

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