Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Belt buckle measures approximately 2-3/8" long, 2-7/8" at widest, and will fit a belt that is up to 1-1/2" wide.
This magnificent and traditional belt buckle represents the finest of Navajo craftsmanship! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Wilbert Muskett Sr., out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is gently placed in a hand cut shadow box bezel setting, while hand cut silver work, twisted silver, and stamped patterns accent the buckle for an extraordinary 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 their appeal and beauty.