Navajo Sterling Silver Bear Paw Belt Buckle
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Paula says - "Hand stamped border, circle of 18 Sleeping Beauty turquoise nuggets, silver rope braid around a shadowbox bear paw with large Sleeping Beauty nugget as the bear paw heel pad.
"Don't let the shadows and dark spots throw you. This is a brand new belt buckle in perfect condition – polished silver is very difficult to photograph without getting reflections."
Fits up to a 1 1/2" belt.
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise comes from one of the largest turquoise mines in North America located in Gila County, Arizona near the town of Globe. This turquoise is prized for its uniform blue color with little or no matrix that allows the stones to be easily matched and cut. It is the favorite stone of Zuni Pueblo silversmiths for use in petit point, needlepoint and inlay jewelry. Only 4% of the turquoise taken from the mine is left natural. Most is is enhanced or stabilized and sold to large distributors in the USA and Europe.
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