Old Navajo Natural Morenci Mine Turquoise. Will accept a belt of up to 1.8. Natural Morenci Mine Turquoise Stone.
80.2 grams = 2.58 Troy ounces. Natural Morenci Mine Old Navajo Turquoise Buckle. This Extra Large and Heavy Belt Buckle was made by a talented Navajo artist using a stunning Natural Morenci Mine Turquoise stone that has lots of famous "Silver colored Pyrite" Matrix. It is Not stamp signed with a hallmark depicting the maker, and it is not stamped "Sterling" on reverse of the buckle, but it is guaranteed to be Sterling. There is a warm old tarnish, as you would expect.
The buckle is probably 40-50 years old. There are no dents or noticeable scratches in the Sterling work. And no broken, cracked, chips, or loose Turquoise either.
The stone is really the story here and this gem grade natural Morenci Mine Turquoise stone is packed with personality. The deep repousse and precise stamp work is equally impressive and worth examining in the magnified pictures!
The hardware on the back is fine and plenty stout too! If you are looking for a classic large Navajo "Classic Concho Style" belt buckle with a dramatic natural Morenci Mine Turquoise stone, I believe it will please you... As the Navajo say, "Walk in Beauty". 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 CT2. The item "XL MORENCI AZ. MINE Turquoise CONCHO BELT BUCKLE Navajo Indian Sterling Silver" is in sale since Saturday, May 19, 2018.
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, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica.