Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Belt buckle measures approximately 2-1/2" long, 3" at widest point, will fit a belt that is up to 1-3/4" wide and weighs 58 grams.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Thomas Yazzie, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The belt buckle has a total of THREE stones that are delicately set in hand cut bezel settings, while beautiful silver work creates a buffalo and scalloped leaf designs. Mini silver beads, twisted silver, and stamped patterns finish the belt buckle perfectly. The Buffalo is one of the most important animals to the people of the Plains and it is a great symbol to most Native Americans. The Plains Indians had developed life around the buffalo using it in many different ways. It was used for food, tools, shelter, warmth, and weaponry. To some, the Buffalo represents strength, stability, and prosperity. The belt buckle is stamped .925 (sterling) and hallmarked.
Turquoise is the birthstone of December. It is believed that turquoise tends to bring good fortune, strength and helps overcome illness. Turquoise got its name from the Levantine traders called Turks who brought the stone to Europe from Persia via Turkey centuries ago. Native Americans have prized turquoise since the time of the Aztecs, who mined it in New Mexico. The natural variations that occur in turquoise are part of their appeal and beauty.