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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Abalone Shell, and Yellow Mother of Pearl.
Belt buckle measures approximately 2" long, 2-3/4" at widest, and will fit a belt that is up to 1-1/2" wide.
There is nothing at all average about this beautiful belt buckle! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist S.C. Edaakie, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Abalone Shell, and Yellow Mother of Pearl. The inlay is delicately set, creating a spectacular Cardinal design for an amazing look. The buckle is hallmarked by the artist.
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.