Every day I receive numerous queries asking me “What is my bracelet (concho belt, pendant, squash blossom necklace etc,) worth?”
To get a good idea of the retail market value of a Native American jewelry item, use the eBay SOLD feature. Here is how.
Log onto ebay.com
in the search bar type the description of the item – I’ve typed in “concho belts” for this example
Then when the search shows up, look in the left hand column and under Categories, You’ll see Jewelry and Watches and under that Ethnic, Regional and Tribal. Click that
That search shows you all concho belts that are currently for sale that are in the Native American category. But you want to know what has SOLD so look in the upper right hand corner and you’ll see “Advanced”. Click on that.
You have now drilled down to a list of all Native American concho belts that have sold in the last 90 days or so. In this example there are 447. The green price indicates the price the belt sold for. If it is crossed out and it says Best offer accepted, that means the seller accepted a price lower than the one shown. Scroll through the pages of sold items to find those most like yours. It is best to find 5-10 that are similar and average the prices paid for the item. This will give you an idea of the retail market value of your item.
Best of luck with your research !!