UITA Vintage Classic
Sterling Silver and Turquoise Concho Belt
HK Item #CB98

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Vintage UITA Navajo Classic sterling silver and turquoise concho belt

Size
buckle 3" x 2 3/8"
9 conchos 2 5/8" x 2";
belt 1" wide x 33" long with 3 holes punched
Materials
sterling silver, Read about silver;
turquoise, Read about stones
black leather
Weight
310 grams
Hallmarks
stamped: STERLING  UITA 21
Artist
stamp attributed to:
Southwest Arts and Crafts, Santa Fe, NM (Julius Gans)
Condition
vintage, pre-owned, very good; dark patina; no dents or deep scratches; leather is smooth and supple with no cracks; stones firmly set with no cracks, chips or missing pieces

Vintage UITA Navajo Classic sterling silver and turquoise concho belt

Vintage UITA Navajo Classic sterling silver and turquoise concho belt

Snap-back thin black leather belt is 1" wide x 33" long with 3 holes punched.

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UITA Vintage Classic
Sterling Silver and Turquoise Concho
Belt

CB98 - $1,250 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

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Paula says - "UITA is the stamp of United Indian Traders Association that was formed in 1931 for the express purpose of authenticating Native American Indian crafts - read more.

"If you need a longer leather belt, I have some in stock for $10-20. Let me know what you need."

Vintage UITA Navajo Classic sterling silver and turquoise concho belt

Buckle 3" x 2 3/8".

Vintage UITA Navajo Classic sterling silver and turquoise concho belt

9 conchos are 2 5/8" x 2".

Vintage UITA Navajo Classic sterling silver and turquoise concho belt

Copper belt loops.

Vintage UITA Navajo Classic sterling silver and turquoise 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.

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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