Take home a piece of the American Southwest and invest in one of our hand crafted Native made concho belts. From straight sterling silver to decorated turquoise belts. Cimarron River Company has some of the finest concho belts available. From traditional to contemporary these belts can be worn as casual wear to formal wear. From master silversmiths like Kirk Smith to Jimmy Emerson our concho belts make for a perfect gift.
The word concho comes from the Spanish "concha" which actually means "conch" or "seashell" but has come to mean round or oval disks (occasionally rectangles) of silver used to decorate saddles, bridles, clothing, used as jewelry such as for pendants and bolo ties and for adorning or making belts. Concho belts are a long-time Navajo tradition yet it has been suggested that the Navajo borrowed conchos from Mexican tack items or from the Plains Indians.The earliest conchos were silver dollars that were hammered, then stamped and edged, then slotted and strung together on a piece of leather.Later in the evolution of concho belts, copper loops were added to the back of the conchos so that the conchos could be slipped onto a leather belt About Concho Belts AKA Concha Belts We sell only 100% authentic Concho (Concha) Belts Made in the USA by Native American - Navajo or Zuni - artists.