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Belt, A Vintage, Cast, Turquoise, Orville Jack Mine, Hallmark, Vintage, 448

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A BEAUTIFUL BELT BY FRANCIS BEGAY

This belt is a gorgeous piece crafted by Francis Begay, a Navajo silversmith with years of experience and technique under her belt. This belt  will continue to add that finishing touch to your wardrobe. It starts on a vintage leather belt that is a light brown color. As for the buckle, it is a cast sterling silver accented with simple stamp work and two large bezel-set Orville jack mine turquoise stones in the center. This bold buckle adds that perfect creative touch.

F.L. Begay (Navajo). Cast Work
Mark: F.L. BEGAY

Frances Begay is a Navajo silversmith with over 50 years of experience. She began making jewelry in the 1950s, selling her jewelry at the Portal in downtown Santa Fe. She later moved to Las Vegas, NV to work with her son who is also a renown jewelry maker.

  • artist: Francis L. Begay
  • affiliation: Navajo
  • hallmarks: F L BEGAY, Sterling
  • materials: sterling silver, Orvile Jack turquoise
  • weight: buckle only: 56 grams
  • measurements: buckle: 3" x 2", strap: 34"
  • nice vintage condition
  • stones are secure in their settings
  • abrasions and surface wear commensurate with age
  • silver has a nice patina 
  • light wear from use
  • style: Belt-448
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