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Sterling Silver
Vintage Turquoise Needlepoint Concho Belt
HK Item #CB107

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Vintage Sterling Silver Turquoise needlepoint concho belt

Vintage Sterling Silver Turquoise needlepoint concho belt

size
buckle is 2" diameter;
12 oval conchos are 2" x 1 3/4";
1" wide brown leather is 36" long from prong of buckle to end of leather; 3 holes have been started but not punched all the way through, at approx 30" to 31"
materials
turquoise, Read about stones;
sterling silver, Read about silver;
brown leather
weight
264 grams
hallmarks
none
artist
unknown
condition
vintage pre-owned, excellent; even bright patina;; leather is supple with no cracking; stones firmly set in micro-serrated bezels with no cracks, chips or missing pieces

Vintage Sterling Silver Turquoise needlepoint concho belt

Buckle is 2" diameter.

Vintage Sterling Silver Turquoise needlepoint concho belt

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Sterling Silver

Vintage Turquoise Needlepoint Concho Belt

CB107 - $2,495 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

Paula says - "In my opinion, this vintage concho belt shows all the design characteristics and workmanship of being Zuni made. But because there is no hallmark that we can attribute to a specific artist we can't legally represent it as Native American made, we are just selling it as a vintage concho belt - read more."

"It is in excellent condition - I see no damage or wear whatsoever to the expertly made conchos. The brown leather is supple and has three partially punched holes. You can purchase a new black leather belt for $20. Contact Paula to see what we have in stock."

Vintage Sterling Silver Turquoise needlepoint concho belt

Vintage Sterling Silver Turquoise needlepoint concho belt

12 oval conchos are 2" x 1 3/4".

Vintage Sterling Silver Turquoise needlepoint concho belt

Paula says - "Most leather concho belts are quite adjustable. You can adjust them to fit a smaller waist by punching additional holes in the leather. You can slide the conchos along the the leather to adjust their spacing closer together or farther apart. You could even remove one or more conchos if you want to make the belt very short. Also you could cut excess leather off the tail end of the belt. To make a belt larger, you can purchase a leather belt of the proper length and put the conchos and buckle on the new belt."

NOTE: Items in our Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.

ABOUT TURQUOISE

Turquoise is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It is known as a master healer stone as it is believed to help speed the healing process. It is also thought that turquoise can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart.
Turquoise comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green and it is the natural variations in turquoise that make it appealing. The color of turquoise in American Indian jewelry ranges from brownish green to bright blue. Found in veins sandwiched in between layers of mother rock, turquoise can show some of the influence of the mother rock in its matrix or veining. The matrix colors range from blue to golden brown to black and sometimes with golden flecks. Many people prefer turquoise with matrix over clear stones. Read more about stones.

What is Needlepoint?

There are two similar techniques of using very small pieces of stone to decorate a piece and they are often confused.

Needlepoint is comprised of long, straight, narrow stones set in individual bezels.

Petit Point is comprised of teardrop-shaped stones having one rounded end and one pointed end and set in individual bezels.

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 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.

Read about authenticity of Native American Indian jewelry.

Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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Patina
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.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

Our Rescue Mission
of
Native American Indian Jewelry and Artifacts

We are in the vintage Native American jewelry rescue business and are passionate about finding new homes for used and vintage jewelry and artifacts. That's why we purchase Native American pieces from estates, inheritances, collection downsizing and New Old Stock (NOS) inventory from closed stores.

Often people contact us after taking a box of Native American jewelry to their local pawn shop and find that a pawn shop is mainly interested in melt value of the metals and not in preserving the beautiful historic pieces. To hear that people have considered selling these treasures for melt value makes us truly sad.

Melt value is usually far below what we would offer for the jewelry. Yet we can't pay retail price for items because of the time and cost involved in finding new homes for them. We have to research, often repair and restore the jewelry, photograph and list each item on our website, and sometimes hold pieces in inventory for years until the right buyer comes along.

We hope you'll find something special in our vintage shop that will complete yet another circle of our jewelry re-homing mission.

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