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Concho Belts

Alltribes selection of handmade Concho Belts. Genuine Turquoise, Coral, Semi-Precious Stone Concho Belts plus a lot more available in both Men and Womens styles.

Concho Belt Navajo Hand Crafted
Concho Belt
Navajo Hand Crafted

Concho Belts are among the most striking pieces of Native American Indian jewelry. Conchas (named after the Spanish word for shell) are round or oval disks of silver. Conchos, also called conchos, are used in groups to decorate belts. The belt itself is called a "concha belt" or sometimes a "concho belt.". Conchos are another example of the foreign elements of design which the Navajo People adopted, changed and developed into a very unique piece of jewelry and a symbol of the Navajo nation. The Navajo have taken a design which they may have borrowed from the Mexican concho bridle ornament or from the oval shaped hair ornaments worn by the Plains Indians and added designs copied from the leather stamps of the Spanish and Moors. The shortened name, concho (or conchas for more than one) is used to describe these belts.

The very earliest (first phase) Conchos had round concha forms and a slotted center through which a belt made out of leather would be threaded. These round conchas were simple in design and were made of heavy-gauge silver. They were made by all hand die stamping. The conchas were often hammered out of single Mexican or American silver dollars. They had a decorated outside edge. Later, when Navajo silversmiths started soldering, copper loops were soldered to the back of solid conchas for threading the leather belt. In the 1890's the open center was no longer functional and, instead, an oval or diamond-shaped stamped pattern replaced it. The large center rosette was embossed by the use of a male and female die. Because they were copied from harness buckles, early belt buckles were small. Between 1900 and 1920 turquoise stones and butterfly spacers appeared, along with repousse work.

All of our backed Concho Belts can be put on Black or Brown Leather. Additional time is needed to make the belt in a different color. If you do not specify a Leather Color or Waist Size you will receive whatever color that is in the image and the belt will be shipped unpunched.

 

Welcome to Alltribes.com!

  We have been serving the Native American/Southwestern jewelry industry for many years, and we are the online leaders in Native American jewelry.  First time visitors on our website are probably wondering, just who we are, and what has made us so popular.  We are a wholesale dealer, who stands behind our products.  All of our products are genuine, including the Southwestern artifacts that we sell, as well as, our jewelry.  We believe in accurately representing our products. If you have any questions or concerns, whatsoever, please let us know.  We will be happy to clarify them for you.  Alltribes has received terrific reviews from all corners of the world.  We are known, as a trend-setter in the world of both Native American jewelry and fashion jewelry.  We remain committed to getting this information out to every Native American enthusiast out there. These are the principles that we represent.  Alltribes prides itself on its extensive collection of Native American jewelry, Kachina dolls, pottery and artifacts. We have never lost sight of the cultural impact that has been left by the American Southwest. It is especially, seen by the artworks that the Native Americans have left for all of us to view.  The Navajo, Hopi and Zuni tribes tell only a part of the legendary tales that defines the desert.  Alltribes is, also, at the front of the social media revolution. Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are just some of the places that you can find high quality pictures, as well as, special discounts and savings on Alltribes’ jewelry.  We have come a long way from the days of yesteryear, when we first started out on our venture.  We can boast that Alltribes has been in the making for about, fifty-plus years. It began when our original owner sold his first two rings for $20.00, and, then, decided to make his mark on the industry by starting our business, Alltribes!  At one time, we had stores in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona, but then, the internet came on the scene, and we made the change.  We therefore, converted over to our online stores, and the rest is history.

When you shop at Alltribes, you will find a vast array of jewelry.  We boast the largest collection of turquoise jewelry, which is genuine.  We deal with Sleeping Beauty and Kingman Turquoise, which is native to our area.  We purchase our stones directly from the miners, so that there is no middle man to deal with.  Then too, we also, can offer handmade jewelry pieces that can be made right here in our shop, in Gilbert, Arizona, by Native American Artists/silversmith that can design, customize and create.  We boast the largest selection of turquoise jewelry, silver jewelry and also, other gemstones with many of our designs.  We also, have an exquisite collection of jewelry pieces that includes, inlay rings, dangle earrings, pendants, belt buckles, watches and bolo ties.  Most of these pieces are formed with silver by our silversmith.  Alltribes’ focus is to create fashionable items for all walks of life.  We can create for the conservative or for the bold enthusiast.  We can guarantee that you will find something in the Alltribes’ collections that will help you make that special connection. Southwest and Native American jewelry has experienced a surge in popularity, over the last decade. For further information, please contact us, we will be happy to offer you our expertise and assist you!

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