This listing is for a later mid century Native American Navajo belt buckle, made of solid sterling silver and Kingman Turquoise. This vintage hand made buckle is bursting with color and depth.A beautiful array of 17 turquoise stones protrude off the top of this thick hearty buckle. Each stone has just the right amount of matrixes to match up perfectly with its neighboring stone. They have strong vivid shades of mostly blue with a few green mixed in. The matrixes are mostly black with a few thin matrixes of light tan. The front outer edge of the buckle is raised and has deep classic hand stampings along with a thin twisted rope bordering the inner edge.
The stones sit raised on the front of the buckle in sawtooth bezels over a very dark oxidized plate of silver. Silver flower appliqués adorn the east and west side of the buckle while the center portrays the largest stone of the mix. The center stone is then surrounded with twisted rope and half circle cutouts giving a scalloped design. Silver droplets rest between each scalloped cutout. A beautifully made design with so much appeal.
The swivel belt keeper on the back of the buckle is also all original and in MINT condition. Please note that one of the stones (the smallest stone that sits next to one of the flower appliqués) doesnt have its bezel.A jeweler could add one easily and at not much cost. The price reflects this point. A fantastic find for both men and women. Will make an excellent addition to any existing Native American jewelry collection or could be the perfect piece to start one.
Not too big or gaudy, yet not so small it wont be seen. This piece is one to cherish and enjoy for now...... And hand down to loved ones in the future. Width (East to West) - 3-3/4. Height (North to South) - 2-3/4.
Belt keeper inside width - 2. Total number of stones - 17. Center stone measures - 1-1/8 Long by 5/8 Wide, the center stone along with the other stones sit on top of the buckle at over 1/4 high. Stamped sterling - NO, tested and verified.
Mid to later mid century, late 1960s - early 1980s. I treat every item as if it were my own. Extra bubble wrap and packing materials are used to ensure a safe arrival to its new owner.
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Im always here to help and I respond quickly and nicely. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY! The item "Large Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Kingman Turquoise Cluster Belt Buckle OLD" is in sale since Monday, March 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Other Native American Jewelry". The seller is "native-obsession" and is located in Atkinson, North Carolina.This item can be shipped to United States.