A handsome tribute to the cowboys of Pendleton. Heavy gauge sterling silver buckle, adorned with yellow and rose 14K gold wire and bars around the border, 14K gold yellow bronc, sterling silver saddle and a rose gold cowboy. Totally hand engraved & artistically hand antiqued.
Also known the Mason Basketweave. The hand woven sterling silver basketweave pattern is surrounded by a 14k gold hand cut border with a brushed finish. The woven patern is expertly hand engraved. This will fit 1 1/2" and smaller belts. Approximately 1 7/8" x 3".
Branson Quail 14k
A nod to the wild quail that populate Northern Nevada hills. The 14k yellow gold quail are inlaid, as is the 14k yellow gold border. The buckle is painstakingly hand engraved in a single point style, with our signature antiqued finish. Also available in all silver.
Comstock Heritage Mason Ricci
The Mason Ricci buckle, made for us by Comstock Heritage, features 14k yellow gold scrollwork, 14k rose gold wire, and six rubies hand set in gold bezels, constructed on a base of handmade sterling silver. Florentine engraving at the central face, and darkened antiquing at the outer portions (accomplished by diamond-tipped distressing), set off the design with tastefully rugged contrast. Fits all 1.5 inch belt straps.
Comstock Heritage Sutro Toscana
The Sutro Toscano buckle, made for Axel’s by Comstock Heritage, features raised 18k rose gold & 14k yellow gold scrollwork, and cognac & white diamonds set in gold bezels, handmade on a large oval base of antiqued sterling silver. An improbable aesthetic balance emerges as the centerpiece simultaneously deepens and pops against the darkly textured face. Fits all 1.5 inch belt straps.
Comstock Heritage Sutro Providence
The Sutro Providence buckle by Comstock Heritage is made on a heavy gauge sterling silver base with a 14k yellow gold border and pyramid motif. The centerpiece is an exceptional green diamond set in a gold likeness of the Renaissance-era Eye of Providence, detailed and engraved by hand with a nod to the symbol’s more famous adaptation on the U.S. dollar bill. Fits all 1.5 inch belt straps.
Comstock Heritage Sutro Believe
The Sutro Believe Buckle by Comstock Heritage features an arrangement of hand-carved 14k yellow gold and sterling silver letters, and an array of precious and semi-precious stones set in silver and gold bezels, including cognac diamonds, sapphires, topaz, amethyst, clinohumite, and a single black diamond. Engraved on the back, this simple message from the maker speaks volumes: Believe in the value of your mistakes. Every letter and stone used in this buckle is, in a sense, a mistake… or rather was a mistake. Rendered out of place by a change of mind, a design revision, etc., the pieces were ‘wrong’ only as a matter of perspective. It serves, perhaps, as a reminder: that every dead-end is a chance for a new path, that even mistakes offer fresh possibility—if only one believes in their value.
Comstock Heritage Mason Vines Sapphire
The Mason Vines Sapphire buckle by Comstock Heritage features 18k yellow gold vines covered by and connected to individually hand-shaped sterling silver leaves, highlighted by ten Montana sapphires. The raised leaves lend a visual texture that, along with the buckle’s natural shape and exceptionally intricate engraving, creates a vibrant, earthy aesthetic. Handmade to fit 1.5 inch belt straps.
Comstock Heritage Sutton Hoo
The Sutton Hoo buckle by Comstock Heritage is made on a base of hand-wrought sterling silver with three cabochon lapis lazuli set in 18k yellow gold bezels, surrounded by sterling silver patterning with 18k yellow gold dragonhead shapes. The border is 14k rose gold, hand-cut with a jeweler’s saw to create a unique edging effect—a diverting challenge for Comstock, but one that few others even would attempt. The buckle takes its name from a 7th century Anglo-Saxon burial site noted for, among other things, historical connections to the Old English epic Beowulf, and its regal design fittingly reflects the mythical grandeur of early-Medieval art and folk legend. Handmade to fit all 1.5 inch belt straps.
Comstock Heritage Sutro Decour Turquoise
The Sutro Decour Turquoise buckle by Comstock Heritage is made on a hand-wrought sterling silver base with a fine rose gold border and lush floral pattern comprising 14k rose gold, 14k yellow gold, and sterling silver pieces. Centrally placed in an 18k yellow gold bezel is a fine example of Tyrone turquoise: the color is a rare azure shade—set off beautifully by the rich gold bezel—with flecks of dark host minerals deepening the palette. The stone’s smooth shape and color-tone, along with its neatly clustered webbing, register a natural aesthetic that plays thoughtfully against the sprawling ballast of metallic flora. Handmade to fit a 1.5in belt strap.
Comstock Heritage Bart's Treasure
Made from a thick slab of sterling silver (8 ounces), the Bart’s Treasure buckle is one of the heaviest pieces James Stegman has made to date. Thick bars of sterling silver and 14k gold add to the buckle’s bold character and add nice movement and visual balance to the face, which is capped off with a 2k-cabochon ruby. Heavy etching on the sterling silver background creates an appealing texture contrast with the smooth bars and gem, underscoring their effect while retaining the bold-but-balanced aesthetic.
Comstock Heritage Celtic Scrolls
For this buckle, James felt like playing with a new angle on the longtime theme of Old World scrollwork; the specific inspiration for this piece came from seeing a museum display of traditional Celtic artwork. The 14k gold scrolls were inlaid using the uncommon and exceedingly difficult technique of recessing, which involves cutting the shape of the inlay into the sterling silver face precisely, then securing the fully formed gold inlay in place. Not many smiths attempt this process because there is absolutely no margin of error, but when done correctly (as it was here) it creates a very cool effect—the gold scrolls appear 3-dimensional because of their smooth, lustrous contrast against the rough, dark sterling silver backdrop, but the buckle’s face is actually flat.
Comstock Heritage Quarry Gold and Raw Diamonds
This buckle features a hand-wrought sterling silver base, 14k rose gold top and bottom borders, sterling silver floral patterning, and three raw diamonds set in fine silver bezels. We love the color effects possible with raw diamonds, and the selection of these three is a great example. Each has enough light refraction to pick up the surrounding colors—the bold rose gold border, the darkened sterling base, and the burnished silver patterning—yet they also retain some natural coloration to add a unique flavor of their own. James carefully picked these three for their subtle color correspondence with each of the buckle’s three major metal colors.
Comstock Heritage Sutro Diving Bell
The Sutro Diving Bell buckle is made on a darkened sterling silver base with a burnished sterling silver border in a pipe-pattern. It features a handmade antique diving bell motif constructed from 14k rose gold and 14k yellow gold. The central motif is adorned with four hand-set rubies—which play off the rose gold beautifully—and two yellow diamonds set as ‘eyes’ within the diving bell. As shown in the angled shots, this buckle has loads of visual and tactile depth thanks to the raised center motif.
Comstock Heritage Mason Dorset Basketweave
This buckle is made on a heavy sterling silver base and adorned with a thick 14k yellow gold border around a hand-woven sterling silver ‘basketweave’ pattern. James is a master of understated cool, and this buckle is a fine example of his prowess. The thick gold border adds a nice dose of color and gives the buckle an appealingly bold undertone, but its real success is that it draws in rather than jumps out. The basket-weave pattern—made by literally weaving bands of sterling silver—complements the quietly bold theme and adds great visual depth through the interplay with the darkened sterling silver background.