B. JAMES HMIJ (Hand Made Indian Jewelry) Navajo Sterling Silver and Chip Inlay Belt Buckle

$369.00

1 in stock

Description

  • Fantastic “Peyote Bird” or “Water Bird” Chip Inlay and Sterling Silver belt buckle by B. James, Navajo Silversmith
  • Tommy Singer is credited with first using the chip inlay method, as he had chips of cut off stone on his workbench and figured out how to utilize them.
  • HMIJ is a hallmark of the Gilbert Ortega Shop. B. James worked as a bench smith for Gilbert Ortega.
Condition
Vintage Excellent
Size of Belt Buckle
3-1/2″ wide x 2-3/8″ tall / accepts up to 1-1/2″ belt
Materials Used
Turquoise, Coral, Sterling Silver
Weight in Grams
66.1
Hallmarks
B. James + Gilbert Ortega Shop Hallmark: IHMJ (Indian Handmade Jewelry)
Artist’s Identity
B. James Navajo Silversmith who worked under Gilbert Ortega