Buckle is in good used condition: 8.5/10. Signed by David Dear, a silversmith of Choctah/Cherokee descent. Stone appears to be a garnet, a gem that Dear has often used in his work.
It has not been tested. Style is listed as "Fritz tipset" on Dear's website.
Gorgeous patina accentuates the signature, lines and balls. Has what appears to be a "Conrad" signature. NOTE: Stone has not been tested.
Small scratches on surface of silver (See Pictures 1-9). Areas of discoloration on silver (See Pictures 1-9). Leather of belt has wrinkles and scratches (See Pictures 10, 11). Leather of belt has black marks and areas of discoloration (See Pictures 10, 11). The item "DAVID DEAR Sterling Silver Garnet Signed Handmade Western Ranger Belt Buckle" is in sale since Wednesday, August 1, 2018.This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Men's Accessories\Belt Buckles". The seller is "centuar1" and is located in Redmond, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica.