This large brooch is magnificent! The fantastic brooch is made from solid sterling silver. This beautiful pin is unmarked as many of these pieces were back then, but dose appear to have and old inventory mark on it, of 2161 at the bottom. The focal point of this wonderful brooch is a large Dragon's Breath Opal. This dazzling glass stone is about 18 x 26 millimeters and is red with iridescent blue flashes of color in it.
The color is made by adding real gold the glass when it is being made. Dragon's breath was invented in Czechoslovakia in the early 1900's. In the 1940's the process became cost prohibitive and that they had to stop making it.
It was resumed again in Mexico and is made to this day there. On ether side of this remarkable pin is a sunburst design. At the very ends are stamped Thunderbird's and it stamped all around the edge with a repeating motif. The magnificent brooch is 7/8 inch wide by 2 3/4 inches long, and weights 19.3 grams. This is and exceptional and rare example of Fred Harvey Era jewelry.
Dragon's Breath Opal is a collectors nickname for stones made of glass mixed with metals to induce a bi-color effect ranging from red to blue with an overall bright blue or purplish cast; flashes of color from within the stone are known as the "breath" from which the name is derived; first used in jewelry in the early 1900's to simulate fire/jelly opals; very often set in silver, these are most often cabochons in round or oval shapes which are un-foiled and transparent, but some faceted examples were used in mid-century costume jewelry. Fred Harvey Era ranged from the 1920's to the 1950's. Made by Indian silversmiths for the Harvey Company for the flourishing tourist trade brought by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. It is extremely connectable today!
Silver is a mineral that is said to mirror the soul, strengthen the connection between astral and physical bodies, and enhance intuitive and psychic energies. Silver is mystically considered to improve speech, bring eloquence. It is also purported to attract, enhance and store the energies of gemstones, as well as draw out negative energies. Silver is related to the moon, and moon energies. Physically, crystal healing lore indicates that silver is has been traditionally used to aid hepatitis treatments, eliminate toxins, expel toxins through the pores, headache, rheumatic pain, nausea and gastritis, obesity, diabetes, and increase assimilation of vitamins A and E.
Any black imperfections are camera reflections and all pink spots are reflections from my fingers holding the camera or lint particles. You will not be disappointed. This outstanding item is far nicer than most you find anywhere. Please see the many large pictures for more information. If pictures are worth a thousand words, please see the many large pictures in the ad.They will tell you more about the item than words can say. That way you can see every minute detail. Please read the entire ad so you know what you are getting and all the conditions. GET THIS FOR YOUR COLLECTION TODAY. Traditional folklore and crystal healing metaphysical lore say the following about gold.
Gold can balance energy fields, and is beneficial for opening and balancing the third eye and crown chakras. It can also balance the heart chakra. It can remove negative energy from the chakras and bring in the positive from the stones it is with. It has been used to bring wealth, happiness and good feelings. Gold is a mineral of spirituality, understanding, and attunement to nature.It attracts positive energy and is a great healing mineral. I GET 900 EMAILS A DAY AND SELDOM HAVE THE TIME TO READ THEM ALL. Credit Cards (with confirmed address) through Pay Pal Only. Your fine valuable will be loving packed in a bubble envelope or box in bubble wrap. The item "Fred Harvey Era Sterling Silver Big Dragon's Breath Opal Thunderbird Brooch Nice" is in sale since Wednesday, December 6, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "nanupay1" and is located in North Highlands, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica.