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Navajo Made Single Stone Infant Bracelet [SOLD]

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Artist Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: sterling silver, turquoise
  • Size: 3-⅝” with ¾” opening
  • Item # C3995K
  • SOLD

Fred Harvey opened his first restaurant along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad in Florence, Kansas in 1878.  The business boomed rapidly after that, growing to include more than 80 facilities in the Southwest from Chicago to Los Angeles. The company employed pretty, young women to serve customers and collaborated with architect Mary Colter to create buildings that reflected the culture of the Southwest. Attached to the restaurants were gift shops, the purpose of which was to provide suitable “Indian” souvenirs to the travelers.

Jewelry was a popular souvenir because it was easy to transport, small and did not break. As giving jewelry to newborns was a Navajo tradition, it was only natural that the silversmiths employed by the traders thought that baby bracelets would be attractive to tourists.

This bracelet is a miniature copy of what would have been sold to adults. It features a splendid robin’s egg blue stone that is set in a flower shape. The centerpiece is placed on a split shank that has an intricate series of stamps. It dates from the first half of the 20th Century.


Condition: The bracelet is in excellent condition, with a lovely patina and solid stone

Provenance: From a collector in Colorado

Recommended Reading: Navajo Jewelry: A Legacy of Silver and Stone by Lois Jacka

Artist Unknown
  • Category: Bracelets
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: sterling silver, turquoise
  • Size: 3-⅝” with ¾” opening
  • Item # C3995K
  • SOLD

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