Vintage Turquoise Concho Belt
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Paula says - "This vintage sterling silver concho belt was hand wrought using repousse and traditional stamped designs. The belt buckle has four oval turquoise stones and each concho and butterfly have one oval turquoise stone.
"Weve left this old piece AS IS, the same condition in which we received it, because the historic condition is so very appealing. We estimate that it is from before 1950.
"Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."
Buckle is 4" x 3" with four turquoise stones.
leather belt 1 1/8" wide is riveted to the buckle.
Oval Conchos 3 7/8” x 3 1/8”, each with two copper belt straps.
Concho 2 - crack in stone.
Concho 6 - crack in stone
This collection consists of a group of very old items that are most likely from the 1920s to the 1950s, due to being able to date a few of the pieces. These are part of the treasure trove gathered by a woman in her beloved travels in the southwest. They were tucked away in her home, only to be recently discovered by her daughter, who sold the collection to help with expenses for her dog and wolf rescue.
Weve left most of the items AS IS, the condition in which we received them, because the historic condition is so very appealing
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Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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|A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance. All items in our Vintage Shop have some patina, even .|
|30 years or older.|
|New Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.|
|An item that has been used.|
Why isn't this item called Native American?
The US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be made by an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the artist for many vintage items, even if they are authentic Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.