This fabulous sterling silver Concho belt by Darryl Becenti is a wonderful example of Darryl Becenti's amazing silversmithing skills. There are 10 oval conchos, all the same pattern, each with a natural Kingman turquoise center stone : conchos (2 1/2"W x 2 1/8"H) turquoise stone (8mm x 11mm). The slightly larger rectangular buckle is set with a larger turquoise stone : buckle (3"W x 2 1/2"H) turquoise stone (8mm x 15mm). The conchos have scalloped edges and are covered with deeply carved silver work, precise repousse work and extraordinary hand stamped designs.
The 45" long 1" wide black leather belt can easily be cut to size. The oval silver conchos have black leather backings and are affixed to the leather belt with silver slides and can be adjusted as needed. There are no holes punched in the belt but I can punch holes for you as needed.
Brand new in perfect condition. It is stamped sterling and has Darryl Becenti's hallmark. Certificate of Authenticity included and gift box included.
Darryl Becenti was born in 1957 in Gallup. New Mexico. I am sad to report that Darryl passed away recently. He was taught silver work by his brothers-in-law, David & Leroy Reeves in 1980 and he is the brother-in-law to the famous Sunshine Reeves, Gary Reeves, David Reeves, Andy Cadman, and Darrell Cadman Clan. Darrell made his own stamps and dyes, and heavily used magnificent stars, fans, scallops, shells, and elaborate appliques in all of his jewelry. His jewelry is highly prized for it's deep hand-stamped Navajo designs, repousse silver work, and thick gauge silver.