Henry Morgan, Navajo   -   Sand Cast Sterling Silver
Turquoise Belt Buckle
HK Item #NBU233

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Authentic Native American Sand Cast Sterling Silver and Turquoise belt buckle by Navajo Henry Morgan

material
sterling silver, Read about silver
Royston turquoise, Read about stones
size
3" x 2";
fits up to 1 1/4" belt
weight
52 grams
hallmarks
stamped: M  STERLING
artist
Henry Morgan, Navajo

[Henry Morgan, active since the 1990s, is an accomplished silversmith who specializes in sandcast pieces. He is the brother of the late Harry Morgan (1946 - 2007).]

Authentic Navajo Sand Cast Sterling Silver and Turquoise belt buckle

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Henry Morgan - Navajo
Sand Cast Sterling Silver
with satin finish
Turquoise Belt Buckle

NBU233 - $370 plus s/h
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Authentic Navajo Sand Cast Sterling Silver and Turquoise belt buckle

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Authentic Navajo Sand Cast Sterling Silver and Turquoise belt buckle

Fits up to a 1 1/4" belt.

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What does Sand Cast mean?

Sand cast items are Indian Hand Made items using a procedure developed by the Navajo silversmiths in the mid 1800s. It is a labor-intensive process that involves many steps.

Using Tuff Stone, a porous rock from volcanic ash, Tufa Stone, a porous limestone that forms near hot springs, or Sandstone, a harder stone, the artist carves the design of the item being cast. Another flat stone is placed against the carved half of the mold. The halves are fastened together and a sprue hole is carved into one end. Molten silver is poured into the mold using the sprue hole. Once the silver cools, the item is taken out and finished. Bracelets are poured flat and then shaped.

Due to the porous nature of Tuff or Sand Stone, sandcast items will have character marks and imperfections such as small pits. That is the nature of Sand Casting and Indian Hand Made.

ABOUT TURQUOISE

Turquoise is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It is known as a master healer stone as it is believed to help speed the healing process. It is also thought that turquoise can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart.
Turquoise comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green and it is the natural variations in turquoise that make it appealing. The color of turquoise in American Indian jewelry ranges from brownish green to bright blue. Found in veins sandwiched in between layers of mother rock, turquoise can show some of the influence of the mother rock in its matrix or veining. The matrix colors range from blue to golden brown to black and sometimes with golden flecks. Many people prefer turquoise with matrix over clear stones. Read more about stones.

About the Royston Turquoise Mine

The Royston turquoise mine is in Nye County, Nevada. Discovered in 1902 it is the oldest patented mine in Nevada. Royston turquoise is known for its beautiful deep green to rich light blue colors. The stones are often two-tone, displaying both dark and light green and sometimes blue. The heavy matrix ranges from dark brown to gold in color. Royston turquoise is considered very collectible.

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