Brown leather with 12 sterling silver conchos and 13 butterflies.
1'" x 1" tongue buckle; five holes in leather.
STERLING B stamped on hallmark plate on back of buckle.
Joan Begay, Navajo
- Leather Hat Band
$440 plus s/h
12 stamped, repouse sterling silver 5/8" diameter conchos and 13 butterflies.
100% solid silver won't tarnish but it is too soft to use for making jewelry - it could easily be scratched, dented and bent. Sterling silver has a small amount of one or more other metals usually copper, added to the silver. To be called sterling silver, the alloy must contain at least 92.5% pure silver. Sterling silver alloy is harder than pure silver but the added metals also can cause discoloration or tarnish.
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.
What is repousse?
A method of forming a pattern on metal by stamping, hammering or pressing a design from the back to produce a three-dimensional bas-relief surface on the front. Read more . . .