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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Brown Shell, and Mother of Pearl.
Belt buckle measures approximately 1-5/8" long, 3" at widest, and will fit a belt that is up to 1-1/4" wide.
This is a very gorgeous belt buckle that would make a great gift! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Jane Becenti, out of genuine sterling and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Coral, Brown Shell, and Mother of Pearl. The inlay is gently set, creating a wonderful Kachina Figure design. Beautiful stamped patterns accent the buckle for a gorgeous finish. The belt buckle is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
Turquoise is the birthstone of December. It is believed that turquoise tends to bring good fortune, strength and helps overcome illness. Turquoise got its name from the Levantine traders called Turks who brought the stone to Europe from Persia via Turkey centuries ago. Native Americans have prized turquoise since the time of the Aztecs, who mined it in New Mexico. The natural variations that occur in turquoise are part of their appeal and beauty.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin, it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.