First of all, a Fred Harvey child’s bracelet displays certain characteristics of this recognizable jewelry. The heyday for sales of this jewelry is the 1930’s through the 1950’s. Most noteworthy, it is for sale in curio shops, route 66 tourist stops, and trading posts.
Generally a Fred Harvey child’s bracelet comes from machine and with little handwork. Consequently, sometimes Native American Indian hands never touch this jewelry. A child”s bracelet may feature natural turquoise, turquoise with a chemical treatment or synthetic stones. As a result, we try and point out these attributes in the description.
As Fred Harvey era jewelry is made out of thin silver sheet, often you may find repair joints. This is a common occurrence in this type of light weight jewelry. As an additional benefit to you, when this jewelry experiences repairs, our silversmith anneals (heats) the silver. The act of annealing silver makes the silver less brittle and more pliable and bendable.