DESCRIPTION: A beautiful vintage Navajo nickel silver and turquoise concho belt, consisting of ten conchos, each with a large, natural turquoise, bezel-set nugget linked by round silver rings and fastened with a hook and eye. The word concho comes from the Spanish "concha" which means "seashell," referring to the round or oval disks of silver used to decorate saddles, bridles, clothing and jewelry for pendants, bolo ties and belts. Concho belts are a long-time Navajo tradition, borrowed from Mexican tack items and the Plains Indians. The earliest conchos were silver dollars that were hammered, stamped and edged, then slotted and strung together on a piece of leather. Concho belts are unisex and can be worn with jeans as well as dresses. DIMENSIONS: 35'' length (end to end); each concho measures 1.5'' x 2'' and features a large turquoise nugget.