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.
The Sutro Toscano buckle 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.
The Halogen Downton by Comstock Heritage features a hand cut sterling silver double filigree centerpiece bordered by 14k yellow gold wire and a raised sterling silver edge, constructed on a handmade and antiqued sterling silver base with open backing at the filigree. Fits all 1.5 inch belt straps.
Belton Money Clip
The Belton Money Clip is a Stirling silver heavey gauge money clip with Florentine engraving. 21/2” x 1”.
The MKX Bracelet is a Sterling silver bracelet featuring a 14k Yellow Gold wide border with a Sterling silver weave pattern inlay and no back.
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.
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.
Another of James’ reinterpretations of the longtime scrollwork motif, the Lorien Vines buckle started out as a thick piece of sterling silver that was carved down to create the vine and leaf pattern in relief, to which 14k rose gold vines were added for accent. Beveling at the sides of the vines and leaves gives them a smooth, organic impression that characterizes the aesthetic of the buckle as a whole. A sense of balance arises from the motion and liveliness in the gracefully tapering vines and leaves, a sort of harmony in their organic asymmetry. There is an incredible level of detail on some of the leaves (they almost look like silver castings of real leaves), while the tailing ends of others suggests a subtle touch of Old World artifice; the seamless interplay between these themes whispers an undertone, perhaps, of mysticism.