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Traditional Silver & Turquoise Concho Belt

Paul J. Begay

About The Traditional Silver & Turquoise Concho Belt

Eighteen(18) hand-forged and stamped elements make up this traditional Navajo concho belt. Each element (concho, butterfly and buckle) has repousse detail as well as embossed stamping. This lends additional depth to the labor intensive layout of scalloped edges and bezel set oval turquoise cabochons.

The buckle is somewhat rectangular measuring 2" high X 2 1/2" in length with a tongue on bar fastened to the opening from behind. Its decoration resembles a bow or butterfly, which is echoed in the 9 butterfly pieces that alternate with the 8 oval conchos in the belt.Two well-matched oval turquoise cabochons bookend the buckle's opening. Each domed oval measures 2" high X 2 1/8" length and features a repousse daisy pattern in the center. A copper band secures each element to the leather belt.

Well cared for, this belt would accent any garment with its classic, demonstrative design.


Marked Down $800.00

Gallery Price $1,200.00

Item Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Eighteen(18) hand-forged and stamped elements make up this traditional Navajo concho belt. Each element (concho, butterfly and buckle) has repousse detail as well as embossed stamping. This lends additional depth to the labor intensive layout of scalloped edges and bezel set oval turquoise cabochons.

The buckle is somewhat rectangular measuring 2" high X 2 1/2" in length with a tongue on bar fastened to the opening from behind. Its decoration resembles a bow or butterfly, which is echoed in the 9 butterfly pieces that alternate with the 8 oval conchos in the belt.Two well-matched oval turquoise cabochons bookend the buckle's opening. Each domed oval measures 2" high X 2 1/8" length and features a repousse daisy pattern in the center. A copper band secures each element to the leather belt.

Well cared for, this belt would accent any garment with its classic, demonstrative design.


About the Artist

Born circa 1965, Paul J. Begay signs his jewelry "P.J. Begay".  This Navajo silversmith worked with the impeccable Navajo smith, Harry Morgan.

For several years Paul has worked independently, retaining Harry's preference for traditional design, executed with extreme precision and dedicated attention to detail. 

Medium Sterling silver, copper, turquoise and leather belt
Size Leather belt is 49 1/2" in length.Never punched and therefore never worn, its size can be adjusted by its new owner. Belt's width is 3/4.
Signed "P.J. Begay" is stamped on buckle's verso, as is "Sterling"
Date of creation Circa 1970
Condition Mint !!!
Turquoise Natural turquoise with lacy black matrix, entirely consistent with the black leather belt.
Provenance From the famed Vault Collection assembled over a period of 40+ years! HR
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