Set in solid sterling silver with genuine Mediterranean red coral. Handcrafted by a Navajo artist. The main buckle measures 2-1/2" x 2" with the keepers being 3/4" x 3/8" and the tip measuring 3/4" x 1". 20 individual hand cut pieces are used in this buckle. Detailed stamping surrounds each piece of coral. A FREE leather belt comes with this buckle so please specify your size when ordering. Navajo handcrafted ranger style belt buckle with red coral.
Red coral comes from certain areas, such as the Mediterranean, where the specific water temperature and conditions allow coral to thrive. Coral is a hardened tube or branch. Only about 10% of coral is considered jewelry quality. Coral comes in shades from blood-red to orange to pink to white. Although coral has been used by Stone Age peoples as long as 30,000 years ago to decorate sepulchers (burial vaults), Native American artists have only used coral for the last 600 years.