This is a very unique sterling silver belt buckle. This belt buckle is a bumble bee with a smiling face. This belt buckle is designer signed "Joanie Nelkin". This belt buckle is marked "STERLING" for the silver content and has been tested and verified as solid sterling silver. There is a gold wash in the inside of the buckle and areas of the outside, too! This belt buckle appears to be dated 1983 and this piece is marked USA! This piece is amazing! It appears that she made many different unique belt buckles like teddy bears, seals, elephants, etc. I could not find another bumble bee made by Joanie Nelkin which tells me that this piece is unusual and she may have made a limited quantity of bumble bee belt buckles. Anyhow, this is a unique belt buckle! This belt buckle is made for a ladies belt. The max width for belt fitment would be 13/16".
Approximate Weight: 41.7 grams
2 5/8" Long (measured from the tip of the "stinger" to the face)
2 3/8" Wide (measured from the longest wing to the bottom).