This Fred Harvey Era ring is not large yet has the feel of something old and well preserved from a special time in the past. The ring is circa 1930s and reflects the Art Deco influence of that era, with those half circles on the side--like fans but simpler. The silverwork is excellent, with fine borders that look beaded, the twist wire is so minute. "Fred Harvey Era" applies to jewelry that has a certain look common to the era--from about 1900 to the mid 20th Century--during which the Fred Harvey Company popularized the Southwest and promoted travel to the Southwest. This was done by featuring Native American arts and culture in Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway calendars and publications. The company had a network of Fred Harvey Hotels, the gift shops of which were stocked with jewelry catering to the tourists. There are many trading posts and jewelry manufacturers that operated during this time--companies like Bell Trading--and their jewelry is also considered to be "Fred Harvey Era." These companies mostly employed Navajo and Zuni silversmiths to make the jewelry based on traditional designs. However, since they are not signed by Native Americans, we call them Southwestern style. This piece is stand out for the softness along the edges of the silver--it has what we call "hand patina." The petrified wood has the quality of a touchstone, slightly shiny and still hard. The colors in petrified wood reflect the minerals most pervasive in the wood, and in this case, iron oxide would have produced that darker russet color. Petrified wood comes about due to fossilization of wood into agate, which is very hard, even in some cases harder than steel!
The Size 6.5 ring has a face that measures about 1/2" wide by 1-1/4" long. Weighs 9g. Some scratches in the silver from age and wear, but also a beautiful soft patina.
Increasingly hard to find piece of the Old Southwest!
This ring can be re-sized for an additional $25, as long as you know your ring size. Please convo with a request, or call (505) 369-6865. You can purchase the Custom Resizing in this listing: https://romaarellano.com/listing/483186448/custom-ring-sizing
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