This vintage belt buckle is medium-small in size yet is high quality, made by Navajo silversmith David Reeves (1949 - dec.). Reeves was the older brother of Gary (also deceased) and Daniel "Sunshine" Reeves, both of whom he taught the art of silversmithing, along with half brothers Andy and Darrell Cadman. The buckle displays the type of old Navajo design for which David was known, in this case a repousse concho with handmade stamping and excellent silver work. The turquoise is King's Manassa out of Colorado County, Arizona--deep green with brown matrix. Between the oxidation that creates contrast in the silver and the depth of that green color, it is hard to see in photos just how stunning the piece is. The piece came from the estate of a woman who worked in the 1980s and 1990s for a Gilbert Ortega shop in Show Low, AZ. Has been stored for 30-40 years and likely never worn.
The buckle measures 2-1/4" wide by about 2" tall. The turquoise stone is quite small at about 3/8" wide by about 1/4" tall. Weighs 39g. In excellent condition.
Perfect for the person who wants a buckle to last a lifetime.
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