Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Coral.
Belt buckle measures approximately 2" long, 3" at widest point, will fit a belt that is up to 1-1/2" wide.
This gorgeous belt buckle is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo crafted by artist Raymond Begay, out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise and Coral chip inlay. The inlay is gently set, while forming wonderful Bear, Bear Paw, and Arrow designs. Imprinted border patterns accent the buckle for a wonderful finish. In Native American beliefs, the bear symbolizes physical strength, leadership, and is known as the "first helper". Arrows usually signify direction of travel, force, and movement. The stunning detail in this piece will be sure to draw plenty of attention! Belt buckle 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 their appeal and beauty.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.