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Silver Overlay and Turquoise Inlay Belt Buckle

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Albert Nells (1953- )
  • Category: Belts and Buckles
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: sterling silver, turquoise, coral, jet, shell
  • Size: 2-3/4” x 1-3/4”; 1-1/4” belt width
  • Item # C3852R
  • Price: $550.00

Albert Nells (1953- ) hallmark signatureThe craftsmanship of Albert Nells is easy to recognize. His distinctive geometric overlay is usually punctuated with small dots of silver. He uses the traditional Diné colors of blue, red, black and white in his channel inlay. Nells has been making jewelry since the late 1970s and has been the recipient of awards ever since.

This belt buckle has the signature geometric design framing a turquoise, coral, jet and shell channel inlay center. It has Nell’s hallmark on the back.  It was purchased by the original owner at the Santa Monica show in 1999.

 

Condition: original condition

Provenance: from the estate of a client who amassed a collection of 40 belt buckles

Recommended Reading: Navajo Jewelry: A Legacy of Silver and Stone by Lois Jacka

Albert Nells (1953- )
  • Category: Belts and Buckles
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: sterling silver, turquoise, coral, jet, shell
  • Size: 2-3/4” x 1-3/4”; 1-1/4” belt width
  • Item # C3852R
  • Price: $550.00

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