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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
LOOK AMAZING WEARING CONCHOS
You can look amazing and fabulous by wearing blue jeans with a Navajo silver Concho belt.
CONCHO JEWELRY STYLE
A link Concho belt can also look good as a necklace. I team one with oversized Mexican Taxco silver pendants that are too large for ordinary chains.Long, dramatic statement necklaces are fashionable now.So there’s no reason not to turn a link Concho belt into statement jewelry.
NAVAJO CONCHO BELT AND BUCKLE
SHOPPING FOR CONCHOS
Authentic silver and turquoise Navajo and other tribal Concho belts are now priced in the stratosphere, ranging from about $400 to over $2,000 for vintage ones. And, silver belts handcrafted and signed by Native American artists are even more expensive.
Some of the antique belts are so expensive that only luxury buyers can consider purchasing them. Other antique belts are cultural artifacts because of their tribal design elements or pictographs and should only be purchased by museum curators, in my opinion.
For the rest of us, it’s lucky that Native American silver crafters and inlay artists are still producing Concho belts. Designs are also available made with silver-tone base metals instead of silver.
You can also buy silver Conchos individually for a DIY Western belt.
Concho belts are perennial American fashion favorites and make a good fashion investment.
Native American jewelry arts will remain an enduring legacy of the success of 1st Peoples’ cultures for many millennia.