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Big Old Navajo? Western Concho Belt Buckle Sterling Silver Turquoise Native For Sale
Joining this week's sales is this big vintage sterling silver and turquoise Western concho belt buckle! It's hand made andjust such a cool object. People will take notice when you head out sporting this buckle! It measures 3 1/8" by 2 5/8", and weighs 44 grams (a bit over an ounce and a half). The stones, which are a gorgeous blue-green,measure roughly 1/2" by 3/8". The stones are in perfect condition and securely set. The buckle will accommodate leather of up to 7/8" wide.It's not hallmarked in any way--tests positive as sterling. It's in great vintage condition--no issues whatsoever. This great old buckle ispractically yours--just make that offer! Payment is due within5 days via Paypal, ABSOLUTELY guarantee every product I sell. If you feel a product you receiveis not as listedI will immediately issue you a refundand pay for returnshipping if I was in ship within 24 hours of payment (usually a lot sooner). Your items will be very carefully packaged. I reuse packaging as much as possible in order to keep your shipping costs From the legendary work of Navajo silversmiths to the intricate designs in stone created by the Zuni, the handmade silver jewelry produced by the American Indian tribes of the Southwestern United States has been collected almost since they began making it in the mid- to late 19th century, and it's no wonder. These artisans have produced a huge variety of works in turquoise and sterling silver; you can find something to suit almost anyone's taste. There are contemporary pieces by those such as Sunshine and Gary Reeves, Andy and Darrell Cadman and many others that hearken to the past while moving the craft into the future. Charles Loloma incorporated gold and precious stones into his works; other Hopi make simple yet stunning designs, often using the overlay method; and the Zuni are renowned as lapidarists--the array of works in turquoise, onyx, mother of pearl, coral, and other semi-precious stones that hasoriginated in Zuni Pueblo boggles the mind. You can find chiefs resplendent in feathered headdresses from the likes of Raymond Quam, gorgeous full-figure ceremonial dancers from Eddie Beyuka and the Zunie brothers, and the figures of deer, birds, insects, bear, fish--you name it. Whether your taste runs to the hand stamped beaded necklaces known as Navajo Pearls, or a simple sand cast carinated cuff bracelet, or a squash blossom necklace studded with turquoise or coral, or Zuni channel inlay bolo ties, the artisans among the Southwest Native Americans have something to tickle you! There's just something about holding a piece of hand made jewelry in your hand--you can almost imagine the smith bent over his work, creating a lasting work of art. We should be very proud to have the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, and other Native silversmiths in our midst--they've created a truly unique American art form and they deserve our thanks and respect.
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Big Old Navajo? Western Concho Belt Buckle Sterling Silver Turquoise Native: $66