Al Nez precision stamped sterling buckle with blue gem turquoise. The buckle measures 2 1/4″ by 2 3/4″ and should fit a belt up to 1 1/2″
Al Nez is an Award-Winning jeweler, who has been known for his precision-made pieces, varying styles/designs, and his use of the highest-quality natural turquoise stones. Born in 1959, Al was inspired at a young age by his talented grandfather and began to learn the craft of silversmithing, and the art of jewelry-making.
Al has garnered numerous awards at the Annual Intertribal Ceremonial in Gallup, New Mexico including “Best of Tufa Casting” as well as “Best of Miniatures” at the Indian Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His work is also part of the permanent collection of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, which is part of the U.S Department of Interior. Al has been featured in Arizona Highways and his work appears in several authoritative books on Native American jewelry including Beyond Traditions, Enduring Traditions, Navajo Jewelry and Southwest Indian Art.