Fred Harvey (Railroad) Silver & Turquoise Concho Cuff Links
Harvey concho cuff links made out of quarters. You can still see some of the coin stamping through the patina. These were gifted back in the 1970's to a wonderful friend of mine who is a retired archaeologist. They are in good condition with minor wear from age. Turquoise stones have no chips or cracks, only natural veining. The conchos are held in place by twisted wire with "S" shaped end caps. These are a really cool piece of Southwestern history, would make a great gift or even a nice addition to a grooms cuffs in a western themed wedding.
- Coin Silver
- Fred Harvey (no marks)
- 11/16" inch in diameter
- 8.17 grams
If you have ever watch the Judy Garland movie "Harvey Girls", then you will find yourself interested in Fred Harvey's biography. He and his sons made famous the railroad restaurant, as well as, railroad jewelry for tourist that flocked to the Southwest in the early 1900's through the 1950's. Items were typically assembled out of prefabricated pieces to stock and sell quickly. Harvey did work with some Native American artisans and hand crafted pieces can be found on the market today.
Here are some good websites into the life of Fred Harvey:
Turquoise balances and aligns all the chakras, stabilizing mood swings and instilling inner calm. It is excellent for depression and exhaustion, it also has the power to prevent panic attacks. Turquoise promotes self-realization and assists creative problem solving.