Sterling Silver and real Turquoise.
Each concho piece measures approximately 2" long and 1-1/2" wide. Total belt length measures approximately 47-1/8" long and 1" wide. The belt weighs 172 grams.
This concho belt is a beautiful piece of wearable art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Joann Silver out of genuine sterling silver along with real Turquoise stones. The entire belt has a total of TWELVE stones. The belt features TWELVE concho pieces that each feature one Turquoise stone. All of the stones are gently placed in hand cut bezel settings while stunning stamped designs accent and complete the belt perfectly. The concho buckle is stamped sterling.
Turquoise is the birthstone of December. It is believed that turquoise tends to bring good fortune, strength and helps overcome illness. Turquoise got its name from the Levantine traders called Turks who brought the stone to Europe from Persia via Turkey centuries ago. Native Americans have prized turquoise since the time of the Aztecs, who mined it in New Mexico. The natural variations that occur in turquoise are part of their appeal and beauty.