Gem Coral & Sterling Silver Concho Belt. 8 Conchos + 9 Butterflies = 1 Belt Buckle. 1.65" X 1.35". 2.0" X 1.65". Black Leather Belt is 37.5" and is set up now for a 31.5" - 33.5 waist.It may be modified to accommodate a smaller waist by adding an additional hole from about 29" to 36". 252.8 grams = 8.13 Troy ounces Total Weight. This great old Navajo Concho Belt was made by "B". Similarly hallmarked jewelry has been attributed to Berta Smith from Chinle, Arizona... But I'm not certain about who crafted this one.
In any event, it is splendid. It has 20 very beautiful Gem Grade Coral.
Each piece has dramatic deep stamping achieving a balance in appearance. My guess is that it is 20-30 years old. It has a moderate tarnish patina.And has the artists hallmark "B". It is also stamped "Sterling" and it is guaranteed to be Sterling Silver and authentic. If you have a larger waist than 36 (like me), this belt strap would need to be replaced. By the way, This is Great With Blue Jeans and will fit through the belt loops. Please, take a good look at the pictures and magnified photographs to see if it is the one for you.
If so, I'd love to trade with you today! I will pack this carefully for you so that the conchos do not rub up against each other in transit and it will get to you in the same condition that you see in the pictures. I thank You and look forward to sharing a good experience!Recomended Reference Books - This artist is referenced if there is a page # shown below. "AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY I" - Gregory Schaaf - page. "AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY II: A-L" - Gregory Schaaf- page.
"HALLMARKS OF THE SOUTHWEST"- Barton Wright - page 168. "THE LITTLE BOOK OF SOUTHWESTERN SILVER" - Billie Hougart - page 321. "ZUNI JEWELRY" - Theda and Michael Bassman ZUNI THE ART AND THE.PEOPLE VOLUMES 1-3 - Barbara & Ed Bell- Volume. "INDIAN SILVERWORK OF THE SOUTHWEST, ILLUSTRATED - VOLUME 1" - pages 72-94. The item "Signed 8ozt Navajo GEM CORAL CONCHO BELT buckle Sterling Silver heavily Stamped" is in sale since Friday, April 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Other Native American Jewelry"." and is located in Tucson, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Ukraine, Cayman islands.