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, it features hand-carved sterling accents soldered and polished on a textured and oxidized background. The centerpiece is Zinc-Matrix Kingman turquoise.
1 - 7/8" X 2 - 1/4"
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.
The Kingman Turquoise Mine in Arizona is one of the oldest and highest producing Turquoise Mines in America. It was originally discovered by prehistoric Indians well over 1,000 years ago. Kingman Turquoise is known for its beautiful sky blue color and produces many variations of blue Turquoise.
Our Zinc-Matrix Turquoise is made with Kingman Turquoise infused with zinc, creating a striking contrast between the soft blues of the Turquoise and the shiny, contemporary look of the metal.