This magnificent one of a kind bolo buckle set is featured on page 91 of Gregory Schaff's American Indian Jewelry 2: A-L 1800 Artist Biographies. Award winning Navajo artist Sammie Kescoli Begay selected the finest rare gem grade natural Indian Mountain turquoise to set in the pieces. The gems are classic spiderweb with chocolate matrix set against a deep blue background. The match is perfect as the gems were cut from the same vein. This is the highest grade produced from the mine. The cabochons are surrounded by marvelous detail in solid 18K gold. The bezels are hand chiseled to perfection and encircled with hand twisted wire. Completing the affect are dozens of 18K gold droplets and beautifully overlaid shields on top of hand rolled and hammered ingot sterling silver. The bolo tips are set with rare gem grade natural Candelaria spiderweb turquoise surrounded by 18K gold bezel, twist wire and droplets.
Full Length of Bolo Cord (Tip Length Included): 43 1/2 in. Bolo Size: 3 1/8 in. x 2 1/16 in. Bolo Stone Size: 1 7/16 in. x 1 3/16 in. (at widest point) Belt Buckle Size: 3 1/16 in. x 2 1/16 in. Belt Buckle Stone Size: 1 1/8 in. x 1 in. Belt Buckle Hinge Size: 1 1/2 in. Tip Length: 2 3/4 in. Tip Stone Size: 1/4 in. x 1/4 in.