This heirloom quality belt buckle is completely hand-built and sculpted in solid Sterling Silver, and it is designed to fit on any 1.25” (1 and ¼” width) belt that allows for interchangeable buckles. Solid and substantial, but very comfortable to wear, the Jet Skull features hand-carved sterling accents soldered and polished on a textured and oxidized background. The centerpiece is a dramatic hand-carved skull from Jet (natural compressed coal) flanked by two genuine Sapphires. Edition is limited to 25 numbered pieces.
2 -5/8" X 1 - 3/4"
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by mass of silver and usually 7.5% by mass of copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum millesimal fineness of 925. The sterling alloy originated in continental Europe and was being used for commerce as early as the 12th century in the area that is now northern Germany. William Henry uses the latest state-of-the-art casting equipment to create mesmerizing pieces that are often considered par with our hand-carved work.
Traditionally, sapphire symbolizes nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. It has decorated the robes of royalty and clergy members for centuries. Its extraordinary color is the standard against which other blue gems—from topaz to tanzanite—are measured. In ancient Greece and Rome, kings and queens were convinced that blue sapphires protected their owners from envy and harm. For centuries, sapphire has also been associated with royalty and romance. The association was reinforced in 1981, when Britain’s Prince Charles gave a blue sapphire engagement ring to Lady Diana Spencer.
William Henry uses the highest quality sapphires, selected and cut by Swarovski Gems.