This Fred Harvey era row bracelet has 13 individual green-blue block turquoise stones, dulled somewhat by age over the years and harkening back to the days of curio shops on Route 66. The shank is sterling silver and has nice weight, with silver dots on each side of the sawtooth bezels and the sides are all hand stamped in traditional symbols that you see in Fred Harvey Era jewelry. One would wonder why block turquoise would be used in a sterling silver setting, and you have to remember this was the heyday of new tourism in the Southwest brought on by the railroads and Fred Harvey hotels all along stops throughout New Mexico and Arizona. Companies like Bell Trading, Maisels, and others were hiring Navajo and Zuni Indians to make jewelry for gift shops and trading posts. It was a time when new methods of using turquoise--much of which was too soft to use--was being enhanced with epoxy in order to make it usable. The green-blues of this bracelet would have had much more shine. We can still see a bit of the luster left, and certainly the memories of that era still burn bright in our hearts.
The bracelet is narrow at about 3/8" wide, and is made for a dainty wrist given that it is just over 5-1/8" around using a tape measure on the inside, with a 1" gap--so just over 6-1/8" total. Weighs 13g. In good vintage condition but do be aware that due to age and narrowness, the bracelet could be compromised if squeezed or pulled to open up wider.
Great nostalgic piece from the past.
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