Vintage Turquoise Concho Belt
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Sterling silver buckle is 2 7/8" x 2". Four turquoise stones set in smooth bezels. One cracked stone.
Leather belt is 1/2" wide and broken in two.
3 Butterfly Spacers 1 5/8 x 3/4".
Each concha and spacer has a copper belt loop on the back that will allow a 1/2" wide belt.
$395 plus s/h (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)
Paula says - "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.
"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.
"Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."
4 Oval Conchos 2 3/8 x 1 7/8.
One concho has a cracked 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.|
NOTE: Items in our Vintage 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. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.
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.