Gibson Nez carved buckle with coral

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$1,250.00 each

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 This carved silver buckle is a stunning example of the highly coveted work of Jicarilla Apache/Navajo jeweler, Gibson Nez.  Made in 1983, the piece has been carefully maintained and is in perfect condition.  The buckle hosts a large natural piece of deep red meditarraen coral.  Gibson was known to only use the very best stones, and took ribbons on his work from an extensive list of premier shows.

I first met Gibson in southern Arizona in the mid-1980's and remained friends with him through the years.  Sadly, he passed away in 2007.

GIBSON NEZ, Jicarilla Apache/Navajo, is known throughout the Indian arts industry and by collectors worldwide as the master of stamp work. No other craftsman comes close to the expert precision of his sharp, clean, impossibly close stamps. Parallel lines, a hairs-breadth apart, encircle bolos and bracelets like radiants of energy, drawing your eye to the extraordinary, gem-grade stone Gibson handpicks to feature in the center. Stamp work of Gibson’s caliber requires pain-staking patience and an eye for balance.

“What is important to me is to make one nice piece, not a lot of mediocre pieces.” G. Nez

Signed: GZN

Size: 2 1/2" wide x 1 3/4" high

Weight: 40 grams

Metal: Sterling Silver