Taylor, mark of Patrick Taylor. Size: Weight Overall width is 3 1/2" and 2 1/2" top to bottom. Fits a 1 3/4 belt or smaller. Nice size for anyone to wear. The buckle weighs 78.8 g.And is marked as having a 5ct. Additional Info: Great looking belt buckle with an authentic Lander Blue Turquoise cabochon. This buckle came from the Yoder collection. Barbara Yoder was a well-known and respected dealer of Native arts and jewelry.
Her and her husband (the former Jerry Egeland) were original investors in the Lander Blue claim in the early 1970s. They took their payback in the form of turquoise, and as such, amassed one of the largest private collections of Landers. Some of their Lander collection was featured in the book, Turquoise, The Gem of the Centuries, by Oscar T. The Yoder (Egeland) turquoise was featured on P. During the 1970s and 80s, they had several Native metal-smiths set some of the stones in jewelry.
This buckle is one of those pieces. As additional proof, Bob Brucia of Nevada Gem, and owner of the Landers claim, has also certified the stone as being an authentic piece of Lander Blue Turquoise.The buckle is marked as sterling silver. Condition: Good, this is New, Old Stock (NOS). Please look closely at the pictures as they are an important part of our description. Western Trading Post is family owned and operated and can trace it's roots back to 1877. Located in Arizona just north of the Tohono O'odham (Papago), just south of the Akimel O'odham (Pima), just east of the Ak-Chin O'odham (branch of Pima) and only a short driving distance from the Apache (N'dee), Navajo (Dine'), Zuni, Hopi, Yavapai, Mojave, and Hualapai. We specialize in Native American Indian, Cowboy and Southwestern items.
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The item "Certified LANDER BLUE Turquoise & Sterling Silver Belt Buckle Navajo, Signed" is in sale since Monday, May 21, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Jewelry". The seller is "westerntradingpost" and is located in Casa Grande, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.