This Large Belt Buckle was made by a talented Navajo artist using a stunning Spiderweb Bisbee Mine Turquoise stone that has lots of Matrix. It is stamp signed with the "TTT" hallmark depicting the maker, and it is not stamped "Sterling" on reverse of the buckle, but it is guaranteed to be Sterling Silver. Unfortunately, I have been unable to identify the maker by name.
There is moderate tarnish on this old buckle. The buckle is probably 30-45 years old. The stone is really the story here and this high grade Bisbee Turquoise stone is magnificent. The eccentric Concha shape and Scalloped edges with Stamped accents is impressive and worth examining in the magnified pictures!
The hardware on the back is fine too! If you are looking for a great classic look in a Navajo belt buckle with a dramatic Bisbee Turquoise stone, I believe it will please you.. As the Navajo say, "Walk in Beauty". Most of the Gem Grade Turquoise was collected between 1920 and 1950. I've lived in Arizona since the 90's in Tucson about 85 miles from Bisbee.
It is arguably the home of the best Turquoise that Arizona has ever produced and some of the most desirable Gem Grade Turquoise in the world. I thank You and look forward to sharing a good experience!
"AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY I" - Gregory Schaaf. "AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY II: A-L". "HALLMARKS OF THE SOUTHWEST"- Barton Wright. THE LITTLE BOOK OF SOUTHWESTERN SILVER - Billie Hougart. "ZUNI JEWELRY" - Theda and Michael Bassman.
"ZUNI THE ART AND THE PEOPLE VOLUMES 1-3" - Barbara & Ed Bell- Volume. "KNIFEWING AND RAINBOW MAN IN ZUNI JEWELRY". For reference only Buckle TTT. The item "Signed BISBEE Mine Turquoise CONCHO BELT BUCKLE Navajo Sterling Silver Scalloped" is in sale since Friday, October 4, 2019.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Other Native American Jewelry"." and is located in Tucson, Arizona. 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, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Costa rica, Guadeloupe, Luxembourg, Uruguay, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.