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Silver Conchos

Below are silver conchos for sale. Please scroll down for definitions of some of the types of silver commonly used for conchos.

Below: A silver concho with a gold cross in the center. Some silver conchos are entirely silver, while others use additional colors as accents.

A silver bridle concho

A note about the silver concho above: This concho is called a "bridle" concho because of the style of its back: It's made to slip onto a bridle. The silicone tape on this one is being used to narrow the opening so it can be used a scarf slide on a wild rag instead of on a bridle.


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Silver Concho Savvy

German Silver - "German silver" is another name for nickel silver. It is a composition of metals (usually nickel, copper and zinc) and does not contain any actual silver. German silver is a pretty silver/white color.

Silver Plated - Silver plated is when a very thin layer of silver is bonded to a different type of metal.

Sterling Silver - Sterling silver is silver that is 92.5% percent pure. The other 7.5% of sterling silver is made up of some other type of metal, usually copper. The addition of the copper (or other metal) serves to make the sterling silver harder so that it can be used for a variety of purposes. Pure silver (also called "fine" silver) is defined as 99.9% pure silver but it is too soft for many uses.

 






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