Sterling Silver, real Copper, along with real Turquoise and Oyster Shell.
Belt buckle measures approximately 2-3/8" long and 2-3/8" wide. Each concho piece measures approximately 2" long and 2" wide. Total belt length measures approximately 56" long and 1" wide. The belt weighs 421 grams.
This is a very exquisite concho belt that must not be overlooked! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist H. Begay out of genuine sterling silver, real copper, along with real Turquoise stones and Oyster Shells. The entire belt has a total of ONE HUNDRED and FORTY SIX stones. The belt features 10 concho pieces that each have an average of THIRTEEN stones. All of the stones are gently placed in hand cut bezel settings while a stunning combination of twisted silver and mini silver beads accent and complete the belt wonderfully. 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.