THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver and Birds Eye Kingman Turquoise.
Belt buckle measures approximately 1-7/8" long, 2-3/4" at widest, and will fit a belt that is up to 1-1/4" wide. Belt buckle weighs 55 grams.
This magnificent and traditional belt buckle represents the finest of Navajo craftsmanship! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Charles Johnson, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Birds Eye Kingman Turquoise stone. The stone is gently set in a hand cut bezel, while being accented with imprinted water wave designs for a wonderful finish. In Native American beliefs, water waves design represent continuous life. The belt buckle is stamped sterling and 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.