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MATERIALS: Sterling Silver and real Turquoise. MEASUREMENTS: Belt buckle measures approximately 2-1/2" long and 2-3/8" wide. Each concho piece measures approximately 1-7/8" long and 1-7/8" wide. Total belt length measures approximately 53-1/2" long and 1" wide. The belt weighs 409 grams. DESCRIPTION: This magnificent and traditional concho belt represents the finest of Navajo craftsmanship! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist H. Begay out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The entire belt has a total of ONE HUNDRED and EIGHTY TWO stones. The belt features ELEVEN concho pieces that each have an average of SIXTEEN stones. All of the stones are gently placed in hand cut bezel settings while a gorgeous combination of twisted silver and mini silver beads accent and complete the belt beautifully. The concho buckle is stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist. Turquoise is the birthstone of December. It is believed that turquoise tends to bring good fortune, strength and helps overcome illness. Turquoise got its name from the Levantine traders called Turks who brought the stone to Europe from Persia via Turkey centuries ago. Native Americans have prized turquoise since the time of the Aztecs, who mined it in New Mexico. The natural variations that occur in turquoise are part of its appeal and beauty.
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