Vintage 1960's Native American Sandcast Sterling Silver & Turquoise Belt
We are offering this Vintage Sandcast Turquoise & Sterling Silver Belt. The belt features 10 sand cast flower conchos including the buckle on a black leather belt. Each separate concho is adorned with a scalloped bezel set beautiful royston turquoise cabochon. The conchos are approximately 2 1/8" L x 3/4" w. The belt measures 35¾" long
This belt showcases the artist's silversmithing skills. The Navajos began working with silver in the 19th century, and began making things like buckles, bridles, buttons, rings, canteens, hollow beads, earrings, crescent-shaped pendants (called najas), bracelets, crosses, powder chargers, tobacco canteens, and conchos (for belts). Their silversmithing skills has evolved and changed throughout the years, as artists worked with jewelry techniques like repousee and stamp work.
Style: Concho Belt
Material: Sterling Silver, Royston Turquoise
Total Gram Weight: 64.6 grams
Condition: Pre owned in good condition with normal wear and light surface scratches to the silver. The turquoise is in very nice condition.