Item #871K- Rare Vintage Navajo Green Turquoise Harvey Era Decorative Stamped Sterling Bracelet

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Item #871K- Rare Vintage Navajo Green Turquoise Harvey Era Decorative Stamped Sterling Bracelet

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Collector's vintage 30's-40's Navajo turquoise decorated "Harvey Era" sterling bracelet. The bracelet if from the noted "Harvey Era" when Fred Harvey and others hired Navajo silversmith to create decorative symbolized jewelry for the tourist trade. This particular bracelet would have been one of the higher grade and more expensive tourist bracelets at that time. The artist used an oval cut and polished turquoise stone setting it into a smooth silver bezel. Mounted to a slit silver cuff sporting scallop cut outer edging. The artist uses traditional geometric stampwork and not the symbolized stamping of crossed arrows, thunderbirds, etc you see on the typical less expensive tourist trade jewelry of the time. The artist continued decorating using silver drops, twisted wire, coiled or "figure eight" wire along with a total of four (4) silver hogan buttons all mounted on top of the cuff. The dark tarnish built up over the decades shows in itself that the bracelet is very old! We will let the new owner decide whether to clean or not since collector's prefer the tarnished look.

The bracelet measures 1 1/2" wide narrowing to 5/8" wide at each end. It holds an inner circumference of 5 3/4" plus a 7/8" opening. The bracelet fits a 6 1/2" to 6 5/8" wrist as is and can be carefully adjusted to fit between a 6 1/2" to 7" wrist if need be. It weighs 40.1 grams (1.41 oz or 1.29 ozt) and is stamped STERLING by the silversmith. Beautiful example of vintage 30's-40's Harvey Era high end collector's piece of wearable art!  $319.95