SOLD Southwest Sterling Concho Brooch
Sold Vintage Jewellery
Stunning Native American sterling concho vintage brooch, hand crafted by Navajo silversmith c. 1970's - 1980's, the silver has a lovely smooth feel, great traditional hand hammered Southwest design.
4.5 x 4cm
None, but this is common with older Native American jewellery. Tests positive for sterling silver.
Spectacular vintage condition. Shows mild wear commensurate with age, will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste. Has a hand crafted look to it.
About this Piece
Sterling is an alloy of silver containing at least 92.5% pure silver (925 parts of 1000 thus the 925 stamp), the remainder is made up of a mix of metals (most commonly copper) used to make the metal workable. Pure silver is generally considered too soft to work with, although you can find silver jewellery at 950 or 980, even the occasional 99.9% fine silver, which can be work-hardened to increase durability.