This here is a Rosco Scott turquoise belt buckle! It has his name stamped into the back of the buckle. Rosco Scott is a Navajo artist who is well known for making silver overlay pieces! One would associate silver overlay designs with Hopi artisans, but in this case Rosco Scott is Navajo. Silver overlay does not mean it is plated. Silver overlay is the process of fusing two or more pieces sterling silver together. You have the base layer and a layer above the base layer that is fused together which gives the piece a cutout design. The cutout design is placed onto the base layer and fused together by heating the two pieces together. This process is known to be a hard skill to learn. This buckle features a single turquoise cabochon in the center with a halo of eight turquoise cabochons surrounding the center. On the outer halo, there is the cutout design surrounding the turquoise halo. Featured on both sides, there are stamped designs in the buckle. This piece tested as solid sterling silver except for the buckle hardware. Buckle hardware is silver-tone because it is more durable than sterling silver. This piece has a light patina. I do not polish Native American pieces. I leave that up to the buyer. Please see below for measurements.
Approximate Weight: 52 grams
Length - 2 7/8"
Width - 2 1/5"
Max Belt Fitment - 1 1/2" Wide
Rosco Scott Native American Sterling Silver Overlay Turquoise Belt Buckle