Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Belt buckle measures approximately 3-1/8" long, 3-3/4" at widest point, will fit a belt that is up to 2" wide. The buckle weighs 91 grams.
This is truly an outstanding belt buckle that will make a great impression! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Henry Attakai, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The belt buckle has a total of FOUR stones that are delicately set in hand cut bezel settings, while marvelous silver work creates a beautiful bear and scalloped leaf designs. Mini silver beads, twisted silver, and stamped patterns finish the belt buckle perfectly. The belt buckle is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
In Native American beliefs, the bear symbolizes physical strength, leadership, and is known as the "first helper"
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.