Hello guys i got this Concho belt recently from one old guy who said he bought it back in the day in one of his trips to Arizona … i would like to know do you think its worth something or its fake ? I have tested it it is sterling silver … dont know how to test the stones . Please see pics attached
Stones look okay from here. If you think they are synthetic such as block turquoise, you can use a hot needle in an inconspicuous place to see if it penetrates.
This is the real deal. Notice how the stamp work on the belt buckle is not exact on all sides, this is an indication of it being done by hand. Each turquoise stone is different. Someone has removed the patina off of the silver and that’s too bad, as most collectors prefer the naturally occurring patina. I think it’s great!