Dating to the early part of the 19th century, Cut Steel jewelry such as these shoe buckles, was all the rage. In finely made pieces, each “stone” is individually faceted and riveted in place. Cut steel jewelry was used in buckles, brooches, buttons and more and was worn by men and women alike. Each buckle is oval and measures 1 1/2 x 1 1/8-inches. A center pronged bar rotates in the buckle and functions to hold a strap in place. Overall condition is very good; there is some rust which is typical due to their age.
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All of my vintage items are all previously worn and loved and so are sold as is. I have a long history in the jewelry industry (since 1993!) and am a certified GIA gemologist. I do my best to accurately describe items and am confident in my ability to assess stones, metal, construction, etc. Many pieces have not been polished or cleaned (aside from a soft cloth) due to their delicate nature or to retain their natural patina. Some items can be altered, some cannot but please feel free to ask questions, I will answer them as quickly as I can. Please keep in mind that custom-altered pieces are non-returnable.
Return policy: I want you to be satisfied with your purchase. I will accept returns and refund the full amount paid less the cost of shipping and insurance. I ask that all items are returned to me in the same condition in which they were received and within two (2) weeks of receipt.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns at tinacityAD@gmail.com or through this link: Contact Me