Victor Moses Begay was a multi-talented silversmith, lapidary, and a brilliant businessman. He learned early, nearly ALL the disciplines of Indian jewelry and shared his knowledge lavishly. Many in his family worked on his enterprises, taught and supervised by Victor. He was a master craftsman and creative entrepreneur.
This buckle is sizable. Fits a 1.5” belt. And has a gentle dome. Loaded with hand cut needlepoint turquoise, THE most difficult lapidary in Indian jewelry. Trimmed in unexpectedly heavy Sterling, this buckle is both useful and collectible. Has that famous VMB hallmark. Ca.1970s. Good condition.