Sterling silver and real Broken Arrow Turquoise.
Belt buckle measures approximately 2-1/8" long, 2-7/8" at widest, and will fit a belt that is up to 1-1/2" wide. The belt buckle weighs 65 grams.
This lovely belt buckle will definitely attract plenty of attention! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo overlay, hand crafted by artist Freddy Charley, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Broken Arrow Turquoise stone. Overlay is a process that utilizes at least two layers of sterling silver. One layer forms the foundation, while the second is used to design the individual detailed overlay. In this belt buckle, the second layer forms a gorgeous Kachina Figure, Eagles, and Deer design sorrounding ONE Broken Arrow Turquoise stone that is delicately set in a hand cut bezel for a stunning look. In Native American beliefs, the eagle is the master of the sky; he is considered to be a carrier of prayers. Many of the Indian Nations admire the eagle for bravery and special connections to the creator. Deer is a hunting prey animal. It is used as a sacrifice also mentioned as "first helper" in some emergence stories. It signifies family protection and speed. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist.
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 its appeal and beauty.