Flat disc style conchos with a hole for a standard for decorative jewel rivet - for adding decorative detail to belts, bags, straps and more.
Antique Silver Plate.
Set with 5mm Decorative Stone Rivets - click here - for leather up to 2mm thickness.
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 jewellery such as for pendants and bolo ties and for adding to belts. The Navajo learned the art of metal working from the Mexicans, and it is believed that the first Concho belt was an adaptation of horse bridle buckles found there. As trade increased with Europeans in the Plains Territory, the Navajo began to make Conchos out of silver coins they had with them.