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MATERIALS: Sterling Silver, real Copper and Turquoise.MEASUREMENTS: Each concho piece measures approximately 1-1/4" long and 2" wide. Total belt length measures approximately 50" long and 1" wide. The belt weighs 327 grams. DESCRIPTION: This gorgeous concho belt is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist H. Begay out of genuine sterling silver and copper, along with real Turquoise stones. The entire belt has a total of EIGHTY ONE stones. The belt features ELEVEN concho pieces, the smaller conchos have SEVEN stones, while the buckle has ELEVEN stones. All of the stones are gently placed in hand cut bezel settings while a stunning combination of twisted silver, mini silver beads, and hand cut silver work accent and complete the belt to perfection! 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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