3.0" X 2.25". Will accept a belt of up to 1.5. Stamp Signed "JACKSON" (inside of a Hogan) on the reverse.49.7 grams = 1.6 Troy ounces. The Gene & Martha Jackson Royston Turquoise Belt Buckle. This wonderful Bet Buckle was made by the famous Navajo smith couple Gene and Martha Jackson. Gene was born on 10/30/32 of the Tower House Clan near Chinle. He is the brother of Dan Jackson and Tommy Jackson's father.
He learned his craft from Kenneth Begay, and for a time worked out of Indian Arts & Crafts. I do not know much about Martha, except that she graduated from the University of Arizona here in Tucson where I live and where I went to an oboe concert today...Their work can be found in countless museums and galleries. It can also be found in the major Native Jewelry catalogs and reference books. A few are listed below. This is stamp signed with the hallmark "JACKSON" inside of a Navajo Hogan.
It is guaranteed to be Sterling Silver and authentic. There are no serious defects, and what looks like a natural stone. The Belt Buckle is in great condition and may have been used very little. I believe you will be pleased! W hen you take a look at the pictures, please inspect the the Gem quality Royston Nevada Mine Turquoise Stone.
It is quite colorful in light! Your friends may compliment you and your taste in Navajo Jewelry. Good evening, Thanks for asking. I just took your suggestion and gave it the Tap Test.
It does not have the sound of a break and the sound as I tap around the turquoise is uniform in tone. It is also tight in its bezel. So, If you'd like a closer look, it is risk free. That is as it should be! Thanks and be well, Kevin in Tucson.
Reccommended Reference Books - This artist is referenced if there is a page # shown below. "AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY I" - Gregory Schaaf - page. "AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY II: A-L" - Gregory Schaaf- pages 264-265. "HALLMARKS OF THE SOUTHWEST"- Barton Wright - page 82."THE LITTLE BOOK OF SOUTHWESTERN SILVER" - Billie Hougart - page 160-161. "ZUNI JEWELRY" - Theda and Michael Bassman. The item "Large Gene & Martha Jackson BELT BUCKLE Navajo ROYSTON TURQUOISE Sterling Silver" is in sale since Tuesday, May 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants"." and is located in Tucson, Arizona.
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