Every item manufactured by Comstock begins as a sheet of sterling silver or a sheet of 14k or 18k gold. The size and shape of the buckle to be created is cut from this sheet of silver, and the background is chosen. The figures or initials and edges, are all applied by hand soldering, all stones are hand-picked and also set by hand. The amount of hand engraving depends on the style and design of the buckle, but you can be assured that all our craftsmanship is done by hand and in Reno Nevada, USA. All items are hand polished not once, but several times.