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Vintage NOS Sterling Silver
Overlay Belt Buckle
HK Item #BU168 

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Vintage sterling silver Overlay belt buckle

Condition
Vintage, NOS, excellent, New Old Stock; no signs of use
Size
2 3/4" x 1 3/4"
Fits up to a 1 1/4" belt
Material
sterling silver, Read about silver
Weight
47 grams
Hallmarks
stamped: J B   Sterling
Artist
unknown

Vintage sterling silver Overlay belt buckle

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of Native American Indian jewelry
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Vintage Jewelry

Vintage NOS Sterling Silver
Overlay Belt Buckle

#BU168 - $350 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

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Paula says - "Because we are unable to attribute the hallmark on this buckle to a specific artist we can't legally sell it as Native American made - read more."

Vintage sterling silver Overlay belt buckle

Will fit up to a 1 1/4" wide belt.

We leave the natural patina on our pawn jewelry because many of our customers like the old "vintage" appearance. If you'd like to clean up your silver jewerly, new or old, check out our handy silver cleaning and polishing cloth.

Read about polishing silver here.

Silver polishing cloths and anti tarnish bags

Vintage Buckles

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The Buckle Guy Collection

The Buckle Guy Collection is self-explanatory. The discriminating owner of this group of vintage buckles gathered them over a period of 30-40 years, storing them in a showcase. They have never been used and are some of the finest buckles we have come across.

What is Overlay?

With silver overlay, there are two layers of silver - the top layer is a scene, figures, or symbols meticulously cut out and then placed over a solid silver bottom layer.

The bottom layer is the background behind the cutouts and is traditionally darkened (oxidized) for contrast. Navajo silversmiths typically leave the background smooth while Hopi usually etch the background with hashmarks.

The two layers are then “sweated” together - the silver is heated until the two layers meld.

The result is a 3-D picture with great depth and interest.

NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.

Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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Patina
A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.
Why isn't this item called Native American?

The US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be made by an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the artist for many vintage items, even if they are authentic Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.

Read about authenticity of Native American Indian jewelry.


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