Item #900T- Vintage Zuni 4pc Turquoise Nuggets Sterling Silver Ranger Buckle Set by Angelita Cheama

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Item #900T- Vintage Zuni 4pc Turquoise Nuggets Sterling Silver Ranger Buckle Set by Angelita Cheama

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Beautiful vintage 60s-70’s Zuni four piece turquoise nugget decorated ranger belt buckle set by Angelita Cheama. The buckle is decorated with seven (7) cut and high polished blue turquoise nuggets. Each nugget is set into a scallop cut bezel and she’s applied two (2) silver drops between each nugget to the next nugget. Mrs. Cheama continues decorating by running a decorative stamped smooth wire around the outer rim along with a piece on the inside of the set pin. She also adds a decorative fan that covers a side section of the center turquoise nugget. The two (2) identical belt slides sport double turquoise nuggets with two (2) silver drops between the stones and also cover safety fans mounted to the top and bottom of both slides. The belt tip displays three (3) turquoise nuggets separated by tw0 (2) drops between each stone to the next. All of the stones are set into scallop cut bezels.

The buckle measures 1 5/8” tall by 1 11/16” across, both belt slides measure 1” tall by 7/16” across, and the end tip measures 3/4” tall by 1” across. The set is made for a belt 3/4” to 7/8” wide. The four piece set weighs 30.1 grams (1.06 oz or .97 ozt) and is hallmarked A.CHEAMA by noted Zuni silversmith Angelita “Angie” Cheama made with sterling silver. She was born in 1932 and produced starting in 1952 up to throughout the 1970’s. I couldn’t find any info if she’s still alive, but I do know she hasn’t produced since the 70’s. The cut and high polished turquoise nugget cluster jewelry is and was a trademark application that not only did Angie, but her son Wayne, and Marvelyne Cheama are known to create. Very nice collector’s 4-pc turquoise nugget cluster ranger buckle set! $479.95