Fred Harvey Girl

Southwestern Jewelry from the "Fred Harvey Era". These pieces were made for the tourist trade and were sold at train station tourist shops throughout the Southwest. There were also Souvenir shops that employed Native American artists that created "Indian" jewelry in workshops with large glass windows so that the tourists could see "real" Indians making jewelry. These pieces are lighter in weight than the old pawn pieces. They are usually heavily stamp decorated. The earliest pieces have natural turquoise and many rustic attributes. Highly collected and often worn stacked.