This incredible concho belt was hand made by award winning Navajo artist, Ira Custer. The piece features spectacular natural Royston turquoise with high grade hues of deep green and blue with tan, chocolate and golden-brown matrix. Each stone is flawless encircled with amazing detail. The piece was created through the use of a sandstone and the skill for this technique is substantial. Sandcasting is an ancient process where the artist carves a particular design into a sandstone and pours molten silver into it therefore yielding a one of a kind item. The sandstone can only be used two to three times before it is rendered useless due to the extreme heat of molten silver. This is a much more labor intensive process than conventional investment casting which produces an infinite number of identical images. This piece includes eleven gorgeous conchos with a marvelous belt buckle and the artist performed with amazing skill and precision making this piece is one of a kind.
Full Length of Concho Belt (Belt Buckle Length Included): 41 in. Belt Buckle Size: 2 1/2 in. x 1 7/8 in. (at widest point) Belt Buckle Stone Size: 1 in. x 5/8 in. Individual Concho Size: 2 5/8 in. x 1 3/16 in. (The full length of this piece can be easily self-adjusted)