HERMAN SMITH NUMBER EIGHT SPIDERWEB TURQUOISE REPOSSE BELT BUCKLE
A rare and fine turquoise was chosen for this superb buckle. Number 8 turquoise was mined from the 1930s until the early 1970s before being depleted by a gold mine. Today it is only found in private collections. This natural specimen is set in a hand made bezel atop a buckle face designed by Navajo jeweler Herman Smith. The elegance of the stamp work was created by the master after decades of silver smithing.
Belt Buckle Size: 3-9/16 in. x 3-1/16 in. Stone Size: 1-3/16 in. x 9/16 in. Belt Buckle Hinge Size: 1-1/2 in.