Once again before listing this beauty my husband had to spend hours buffing off years of tarnish, but the great thing about sterling is you can bring it all the way back to its original shine.
This belt has 9 conchos and 1 buckle all the same size. Each piece features detailed Hopi style overlay against a dark oxidized background. Because I was not able to identify the marker, I am not sure if this piece is Hopi or Navajo. The Navajo did all the different styles, but it has a distinctive Hopi look. The design is crisp and clean, just amazing! The center of each concho has a beautiful Kingman nugget giving a shape contrast between the rich blue stone and gleaming sterling.
The buckle is stamped sterling and signed on the back H B. I seen a number of artist that use these initials however all of them either connected the center line of the H and B or staggered them. So I was not able to identify the artist. Also each concho is stamped sterling on the back.
Metal: Sterling All pieces stamped
Stones: Kingman Nuggets
Size of Concho and buckle: 3" by 2 1/8'
Number of Conchos: 9 plus 1 buckle giving a total of 10 pieces
Width of Belt: 1 1/2" wide
Belt Length: 51 1/2" You can space the conchos out to take up all the room or push them together to make the belt smaller. Also conchos are easily removed and can be placed on another belt.
Weight NOT Counting Belt: 370 grams
Signed HB Unknown
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