Navajo Natural Bisbee Turquoise Belt Buckle – BU#1058
Sterling Silver Belt Buckle Set With A RARE Natural Bisbee Turquoise Stone Believed To Be Mined And Cut Sometime During The Early 1990’s Period Or Possibly Earlier. Masterfully Handmade And Designed By Navajo Artist RAYMOND DELGARITO.
In General, Natural or Non-Treated Turquoise Is Considered To Be Highly Desirable As It Represents The True And Unaltered Composition of The Stone. The Bisbee Turquoise Mine, Located In Bisbee, Arizona, Was Closed In 1974. The Supply Of Bisbee Turquoise Stones, Especially Those Found In Their Natural State, Has Become Quite Scarce Making This RARE Commodity Highly Sought After By Many Astute Collectors.
Artist Hallmark: “R D” (inscribed on back side of buckle with the letter “R” placed inside the letter “D”)
Materials: Sterling Silver, Natural Bisbee Turquoise
Technique: Saw Work, Stamp Work, Appliqué, Flattened Bead Wire, Twist Wire, Satin Finish, Oxidized Background
Belt Loop Width: 1.59″
Weight: 66 grams
1 in stock