Diné Fred Harvey Style Turquoise Bracelet with Rectangular Stones [SOLD]

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Turquoise and Silve
  • Size:
    5-⅝” end to end;
    1-¼” opening, ½” wide
  • Item # C4214K
  • SOLD

This Fred Harvey style bracelet has 11 natural turquoise stones set on a simple, yet elegant band that has been stamped with the iconic Fred Harvey arrows and crescent shapes. The Fred Harvey Company sold tourist items in its gift shops along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad beginning in the late nineteenth century. By the 1930s, a style emerged that has come to be known as the Fred Harvey Style.

Made to please the aesthetic of the Southwest adventurer, jewelry sold at the Fred Harvey shops was more delicate and light than what the Native artists crafted for themselves. Bracelets usually contained one to three small cabochons of turquoise and had a variety of southwestern style stamps along the sides.

This bracelet is unique in that it has multiple stones, beautifully cut and shaped, and of a stunning light blue color.  It is identified as Fred Harvey style only by the stampwork of crossed arrows and crescent shapes near the end of the band. This would have been one of the “high end” pieces, made for a collector that wanted more than just a trinket. More than a half century later, the light blue stones are still dazzling. It is unsigned, which was common during the time period.  


Condition: The Diné Fred Harvey Style Turquoise Bracelet with Rectangular Stones is in excellent condition. The stones are all intact and fit snugly in bezels.

Provenance: from a Colorado collection

Recommended Reading: Fred Harvey Jewelry 1900-1955 by Dennis June

Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Turquoise and Silve
  • Size:
    5-⅝” end to end;
    1-¼” opening, ½” wide
  • Item # C4214K
  • SOLD

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