They have beautiful shades of blue green along with light and tan matrixes running throughout. Round inlays of mother of pearl rest on each side of the face with their classic iridescent sheen and look as if being overlapped by the turquoise.
The Artist didnt leave 1 square centimeter of this buckle untouched by his talent..... Truly a stunning piece of work by Nelson Lee.
The swivel belt keeper and hook located on the back is in mint condition. The swivel pins holding the belt keeper are actually made with silver and not brass.... Typically pieces of this nature have brass pins, but not this one!! The Artists signature is also deeply stamped in the center. A fantastic find and a must have for the avid collector of fine Native American jewelry.
Will make an excellent addition to any existing collection or could be the perfect piece to start one. At just over 4 wide, the size is perfect...
Not too large and gaudy, but big enough to make a statement and be seen. This piece is one to cherish and enjoy for now...... And hand down to loved ones in the future. Weight - 1 10 Grams.Width (East to West) - 4-1/8. Height (North to South) - 3. Belt Keeper Measures - The inside width is just over 1-1/2 so the buckle will accommodate a belt up to 1-1/2 wide. Stamped Sterling - NO, tested and verified. Signed by Artist - YES, Navajo Artist, Nelson Lee. Mid too Later-Mid Century, 1970s +.
Condition - Preowned, in excellent vintage condition with all original stones, pieces, and parts, and naturally aged patina, ready to wear or display. I treat every item as if it were my own. Extra bubble wrap and packing materials are used to ensure a safe arrival to its new owner. Please see all 12 photos!! Enlarge them and study them.
Ask any questions you may have. Im always here to help and I respond quickly and nicely. THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY!The item "HUGE RARE Vintage Navajo Native American Sterling Silver Turquoise Belt Buckle" is in sale since Wednesday, December 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Other Native American Jewelry". The seller is "native-obsession" and is located in Burgaw, North Carolina. 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, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.