Sterling silver, and real Turquoise (matrix in stones may vary slightly).
Belt buckle measures approximately 2" long, 3" wide, will fit a belt that is up to 1-1/2" wide.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Wilbert Muskett Sr. out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. A total of FIFTEEN stones are delicately placed in hand cut bezel, while mini silver beads accent in between. Stamped designs complete the buckle for an extraordinary finish. The 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.