The design on this buckle is a portrait of a Ute chieftain with a necklace made of fourteen-carat gold and a headdress studded with rubies and diamonds. On the border are tribal overlays. The craftsmen at Comstock Heritage have taken such care with the engraving that every detail shows: the feathers on the headdress, the expression on the chief’s face. Fits all 1.5-inch belt straps. 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.