NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED RANGER BUCKLE ADOBE PUEBLO JEWELRY
Outstanding craftsmanship can be seen in the design of this ranger buckle. Set in solid sterling silver with genuine hand cut stones. It measures 1" for the buckle and keepers. Great for casual wear or dressing up for the evening. Let us know you belt size when ordering and we will give you a FREE taper ranger belt! Our belts are custom made by a master leather smith. They come in black and brown.
Design: The Pueblo design you see in your piece reflects the of the Navajo people’s lifestyle. The scenery is set in New Mexico, near "Shiprock" mountain. This mountain range is a sacred area for the Navajo. The black represents Father sky (everything known) while the pueblos are mother earth (everything known)
Picture Jasper (brown coloring) is an opaque, microcrystalline variety of Quartz with extraordinary color banding, veining and depositional flow patterns created by petrified or silicate mud and sometimes dendritic inclusions. Jet (black coloring) is a product of high-pressure decomposition of wood from millions of years ago, commonly the wood of trees.
Jet ( black) is found in two forms, hard and soft. Hard jet is the result of carbon compression and salt water; soft jet is the result of carbon compression and fresh water. Native American Navajo and Pueblo tribes of New Mexico were using regionally mined jet for jewelry and the ornamentation of weapons when early Spanish explorers reached the area in the 1500’s.