A beautifully executed and designed buckle, probably from the 1970’s or 1980’s.
Signing pieces was not automatic then, so we can’t tell who made this remarkably fine buckle.
The gorgeous, natural (Kingman?) turquoise stones, and the deep dark red, natural coral branch, are typical of that era.
So are the beautifully stamped and shaped silver leaves, that flank the two stones.
Four, tiny, half-fluted beads sit at the top and the bottom sides of the coral branch.
Unlike most buckles of that time, this is exceptionally refined in form and design.
The slender rectangular shape is edged with a neatly chiseled, rope design border.
There is a mirror-sheen area of polished silver around the central stones and carved leaves.
This lets the eye take in the intricacy of the design, and still offers a serene effect.
The beautiful design matches the quality of the workmanship and materials.
Vintage in age, but elegantly modern in looks, this is a wonderful buckle.
Too bad, we cannot sing the unknown artist’s praises; he/she deserves them.