Often the silversmiths at Comstock Heritage are inspired by nature, and this buckle is no different. For this piece they have taken gold wires and shaped them into something representing a tangle of driftwood lying on the banks of the river. Except here the “river bed" is an oval of sterling silver ringed with a band of yellow gold, and the “driftwood" is multi-colored, fourteen- and eighteen-karat gold. Their ability to mimic patterns in nature is uncanny. You can see the twists and turns created by wind, sun and the energy of the river. This buckle is full of energy. you will not find another like it. ,
,America's oldest western silversmiths, Comstock Heritage was founded in 1886. Since then they have been perfecting the art of taking metal from the earth and shaping it into something beautiful. The Stegman family has owned the business since the 1920s, making everything from badges for law enforcement to ornamentation for saddles. Using this storied history and expertise, the craftsmen at Comstock now specialize in one-of-a-kind custom silver and gold pieces. Everything Comstock produces is made entirely by hand, reflecting respect for the materials and care for the family legacy of Comstock Heritage.