Pawn Collection, Number Eight Turquoise, Sterling Concho Belt, Navajo, 1930s
This Navajo concho belt comes out of our dead pawn collection. The belt is circa 1930s and is Navajo handmade without an artist hallmark. Pieces of this age usually don’t have a hallmark, something that became more popular in the 1960s. Number Eight Turquoise began production in the late 1920s. This belt was made with this legendary American stone in the early years of its production. After 70+ years you can still identify the rocks as Number Eight with that Nevada light blue color and Number Eights signature honey colored spider web matrix. Classic Navajo silver work surrounds the amazing collection of stones, a truly magnificent piece. At one point in the history of this belt the leather was changed, probably due to wear and damage. It has 4 cracked stones. This is a museum quality belt that would be impressive in any collection of Native American silver.