Vintage Pure Silver Kewa Concha Belt

Most Native American jewelry is made from sterling silver which you can read about here.

Jewelry Silver – Not All Silver is Created Equal

This particular concha belt made in the 1950s by Kewa silversmith Herb Coriz is made from pure silver ingots.


Thus it is stamped .999 rather than the .925 for Sterling Silver.


.999 stamp designates pure silver

However, he made the buckle, which receives the most stress, from sterling silver.


The buckle is stamped Sterling



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