Belt, Concho, 3rd Phase Revival, Turquoise, Old Pawn, 786
Quick History on Third Phase Concho Belts: In the early 1900s turquoise rough from Colorado and Nevada mines became abundant and Navajo silversmiths quickly adapted the sky stone into their jewelry. Starting in 1910, the introduction of the vertical butterflies between the conchos first appeared and was soon followed by linked concho belts in the 1920s.
Double D Ranch is pleased to offer this Third Phase Revival Concho belt. Though not from the early 1900s this belt was rescued from old pawn in Gallup, NM, and has its trader code engraved on the back. Hand wrought in sterling silver and set with turquoise stones, this belt features seven oval conchos positioned between eight butterfly spacers. A rectangular slotted buckle features traditional stamp work and four additional turquoise stones.
- affiliation: likely Navajo
- markings: etched trader code
- materials: sterling silver, turquoise, leather strap
- measurement for buckle: 2 3/4" x 2 1/4"
- measurement for concho: 2 1/4" x 2"
- strap: 39" length
- weight: 313 gram
- condition: excellent vintage condition with light wear and oxidation
- style number: FA786