Sterling Silver and real Turquoise.
Belt buckle measures approximately 2-1/2" long, 3" at widest, and will fit a belt that is up to 1-1/2" wide. The buckle weighs 50 grams.
This amazing belt buckle depicts the beauty and elegance of the great Southwest! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Marlene Haley, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. A total of TWENTY-EIGHT stones are gently placed in hand cut bezel settings, while being accented by twisted silver, mini silver beads, and hand cut designs for a marvelous finish. The belt buckle is stamped 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 its appeal and beauty.