Vintage Fred Harvey Turquoise Ring
Southwest BoHo Chic! The blue-green pill shaped turquoise ring was crafted around the 1940's out of coin silver. This is an unmarked Harvey tourist ring with a natural turquoise stone. In very good condition with NO cracks or breaks. The center stone is deep set with the "Rattlesnake Jaw" symbol floating around the curved edges. From the deserts of Arizona to the great state of Texas, this beautiful ring has traveled to find a new home. Harvey jewelry has become a favorite of collectors and I hope one of your's as well.
- Coin Silver (unmarked)
- Natural Turquoise
- Face measures 1 1/2" inches long x 9/16" inches at widest section
- Rattlesnake Jaw - Strength
- Size 6 (US)
- 6.92 grams
- c. 1940's
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 tourists 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.