This is one of a group of belt buckles that we commissioned Guy Hoskie to make for us. We provided him with the stones for this project and had him make these buckles with 14 gauge Sterling, which is thicker Sterling sheet silver than what is normally used. Consequently, this buckle has nice heft and weight and we think it makes for a better product.
This is a classic Navajo buckle design made to be worn with jeans or other pants with wide belt loops (including most khakis). This buckle has a finely sculpted edge with eagle feathers radiating from the center stone, two concentric bands of stampwork and eagle feathers marking the left and right edges of the buckle. This is set with a soft-cornered rectangular stone of natural, untreated Afghani lapis lazuli cut for us by master lapidary Bruce Mead.
Guy's hallmark consists of his initials G and H with the word Sterling stamped between the letters of his initials.
Dimensions of buckle: 3" x 2 5/8"
Stone: 1" x 5/8"
Weight of stone: 24.5 carats
Total weight: 78.5 grams
Fits 1 1/2" belt (standard western belt)