This Concho Belt features large Hachita Turquoise Stones set in Sterling Silver Sawtooth bezels. They are mounted onto a double layer Sterling Silver hand cut and engraved concho. Sterling Silver wire enhances the mounting of the turquoise. Each concho is 1 1/2 inch tall and 1 3/4 inch wide and is backed with leather and on a 1 inch wide brown leather belt. This is a beautiful Concho Belt the color of the turquoise is phenomenal!
Hachita Turquoise is from a group of mines near Old Hachita, Grant County, New Mexico. They include the Azure, Cameo, Galilee, and Aztec claims. The name "Hachita" comes from the Spanish term for "Little Hatchet". The small town itself was located in the foothills of the Little Hatchet Mountains in the Hachita Valley of New Mexico. The hachita turquoise deposits lie in a location known as Turquoise Mountain about 6 mile west of the town.