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When my husband found this old piece he thought it was an old Fred Harvey. Fred Harvey had trading post all along route 66 in the Southwest in the 1930's through the 60's. However when I was examining this piece I believe the mark is that of Bell Trading Post. The Bell Trading Company was founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1932 and they sold Native American Indian jewelry at various tourist locations in the southwestern and where know to sell to the Fred Harvey stores.
The mark is poor but if you look at it along with a good image I believe you can make out the back of the arrow and the front part that drops down to hold the bell. This bell logo is from 1935- 1961.
At any rate this is an old Navajo piece and it is definitely a Bell Trading Post design. With the rare stone and this design chances of it being a Bell piece is much higher that an independent Navajo or this era.
I believe the bracelet was originally made as a children's bracelet and it will only fit a small wrist. My wrist is 6" and it is comfortable riding below my wrist bone but not above the wrist bone.
The most unique thing about this old bracelet is the artist used Carnelian. It is occasionally found in these old piece but very rarely!
Please note this is a small bracelet but to find these little beauties with this stone is very, very hard!
Metal: Sterling, Stamped
Size of Bracelet: 4 3/4" end to end with 1 1/4" opening by 5/8" wide
Can be slightly adjusted
Weight: 9.8 grams
Signed: Stamp is not clear but I thing it is an old Bell Trading Post Stamp
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Sterling and Ruby Red, Size: 5/8" wide
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Rare Carnelian Navajo Children's/Small Ladies Bracelet
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