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Robert and Bernice Leekya - Zuni Sterling Silver
Natural Kingman Turquoise Belt Buckle
HK Item #NBU195

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Native American Zuni belt buckle stamped Sterling Silver and turquoise

Materials
Natural Kingman Turquoise, Read about stones
Sterling Silver, Read about silver
Size
3 1/2" x 2 3/8"
fits 1 1/2" belt
Weight
73 grams
Hallmarks
STERLING
RLB
Artist

Robert and Bernice Leekya, Zuni

RLB is the hallmark of husband and wife team Robert and Bernice Leekya. Robert was born in 1934. He was taught the art of silversmithing by his father, the esteemed Leekya Deyuse (1889-1966) during the 1950s. Robert started working in his signature nugget style in 1953. He has won many awards for his cluster work using high quality nugget stones. Robert's mother was Juanita Cooyate.

Bernice Leekya, born in 1920, is the daughter of Zuni artists Doris Ondelacy and Wayne Ondelacy who taught her inlay and cluster work, her favorite designs being Knifewing and Rainbow Man.

Robert and Bernice Leekya have been making beautiful nugget watches, bolos, belt buckles and belts together since the 1960s. For a time they created inlay and gold set pieces, but when gold prices soared they returned to their preferred work – nugget-style using high quality Kingman stones and heavy sterling silver (18-26 gauge).

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Robert and Bernice Leekya
Zuni Sterling Silver
Natural Kingman Turquoise Buckle
NBU195 -
$950 SOLD

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Paula says - "Seven beautiful, rare Kingman Turquoise Nuggets secured by micro serrated bezels and accented with sterling silver rope braid and sterling silver rain drops."

Native American Zuni belt buckle stamped Sterling Silver and turquoise

Native American Zuni belt buckle stamped Sterling Silver and turquoise

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KINGMAN TURQUOISE comes from Mohave County, Arizona The Kingman Mine produces bright blue stones with white and black matrix. It is considered by many to have produced the best turquoise in North America. The terms "Kingman" and "high blue" refer to high quality hard turquoise like that of the Kingman mine. Old authentic natural Kingman turquoise is extremely rare.

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