This pretty Navajo style bracelet is from the Fred Harvey era and from a Maine estate. It was found with a matching ring which will be listed separately. The bracelet is from the 1950's, towards the end of the Fred Harvey period, and is a bracelet made for the tourist trade. It is set with turquoise "snake eyes" with the top and bottom designed with raindrops. It is signed sterling and weighs 12.3 grams on my jewelry scale. The measurements are as follows:
Interior diameter: 2 and 1/4" Taped interior end to end: 5" Gap: 1 and 1/4"
There is some flexibility to the bracelet, either smaller or larger, if it is done carefully and easily.
The bracelet is in excellent condition with no damage and is stamped with what looks like rain clouds. This type of jewelry ended mid-century, about 1955 according to Dennis June in his Fred Harvey jewelry book. It is a bracelet that can be worn by itself or stacked with others along the arm. An early bracelet, it will make a nice addition to your Navajo or Southwestern style jewelry collection.
Please look for the matching ring from the same estate that I am listing as well.
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