Most relevant, below is a Route 66 Indian jewelry article which we write for the Antique Register back in September of 2012. Most noteworthy, this article highlights turquoise jewelry and it’s link to the Great Southwestern United States. In addition, this article introduces the reader to the history of the Fred Harvey Company.
Fred Harvey, himself, is a major influence to Native American Indian jewelry design. It is Mr. Harvey’s idea to make Indian jewelry more “Indian” looking for tourists. Mr. Harvey sets up diners and curio shops along Route 66 and sells Native American Indian jewelry. He is famous for partnering with the Santa Fe Railroad to supply food, entertainment, and souvenirs to travelers of the railroad.
In conclusion, the article wraps up by exploring turquoise and it’s properties. As a result, blue turquoise gets it’s color from copper in the soil from which it is formed. Copper is a major element located in Arizona soil. In contrast, green turquoise gets it’s color from iron. Iron is a major element located in Nevada soil.
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