1990s Navajo made Turquoise and Sterling Concho Belt.
This is a unique old piece for the serious collectors at 4 lbs.
This belt was commissioned by Kachina Country in the 90's
with massive pieces of Turquoise. This one sold to a shop in Sedona.
It has a huge buckle, 4 massive turquoise slab conchos and 5 smaller turquoise conchos.
1 of the large turquoise has a surface crack.
This is Vintage Hubei Turquoise. The Redskin mine was flooded many years ago.
Made by Navajo artist Jenny Henio
According to Roy from KachinaCountry his father commissioned
3 massive belts from her in the 90's. She has since passed.
He said she spoke no english and would stamp letters on her work.
We have not found any but the buckle has not been removed from the belt.
The other 2 belts have been sold to collectors, this one just ended up coming home
It is much too large to be worn around for casual wear.
This is a huge piece of Vintage Navajo Art with the story of the stones
This piece ended up in a museum for many years.
It was purchased in auction this year when the museum began selling contents
Leather Length: 49"
Leather width: 3"
4 - Large Turquoise Stones: 5.5"x 3" average
5- Small Turquoise Stones: 2"x2.5" average
Weight: 4 pounds
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We are happy to create something for you. We have an extensive collection Vintage American turquoise from mines such as, Kingman, Royston, Morenci, Bisbee, Ithica Peak, Stormy Mountain, Number8, Damele. And my favorite, Sonora Sunrise. We work mainly with Sterling but are open to new things. Don't hesitate to contact us and we can discuss the stone and design you are interested in. You may custom chose your turquoise.
Most jewelry can be customized in some ways. New pieces can be designed and made per your size needs. Please contact us with any questions.
All Turquoise and most semi precious stones should be kept dry and not stored in sunny places. Natural untreated Stones can change color due to chemical exposure such as shamoo, soap, lotions ect. so make a habbit of removing your jewelry before using these things. Exposure to excessive heat and sunlight can cause fading so try not to store your stones in the sunlight.
Most American turquoise is backed, this is for the protection of the stone, it gives it a little impact resistance, rings and bracelets do take alot of bumping around. Some stones we will only set in Pendants as they do not take the abuse rings and bracelets sometimes see. There are many sterling cleaners on the market, we would be more than happy to polish for you.
Jewelry items are packed in jewelry boxing and ready to gift. Gift wrapping is available at an additional $4 charge. Just leave in the notes that it is a gift or send a message with your wishes and we will do our best to make it perfect.
Cabochons will be wrapped in bubble wrap and boxed securely for safe shipping.