Unique Novelty Belt Buckle Blanks for Personzliation and DIY Designers
Made for Silver 50 cent pieces, Morgan Silver Dollars or round Cabochon Jewelry Inserts.
Belt Buckles that you can add your own design to. Oval and rectangular belt buckle blanks Round Oval belt blanks, some with no detail, and others with traditional western ‘floral’ style carving around the edges. Some of the buckles are for adding silver dollars and cabochons while others have inserts for BOTH the larger silver dollar (1.5 inches) and the smaller silver dollar.
. Please note that the buckles for a silverdollar are sized for today’s
standard silver dollar and not the older and larger silver dollars.
|UPDATE 10-17-2019 I reached out to my contacts today and was told that the lapidary industry is dying. Each one of them informed me that their entire stock was bought out (as was most of mine) and there is very little, if any, of these buckles left. I was also informed today by one of my contacts that there is a metal worker in Florida. However, no one seems to be willing to spend the money to make these very specific molds and buy a required 500 to 1000 pieces (per mold) if lapidary is no longer of interest. Molds can cost upwards of $2000 per. This would leave many buyers stuck with tens of thousands of dollars if not even higher costs. So, combined with the lack of lapidary interest, prohibitive costs, cheap goods from China ( I was also told that many buckles bought overseas were faulty and defective, often cracking in half) and few people with the knowledge of metal work or the desire to learn it, the pieces you find online might the only ones left. It saddens us to inform our buyers and visitors of this but there seems to be no solution even though I’ve tried for months to find one. Due to googles indexing, this page will remain up for informational purposes only.
Note; The most recent update on my buckles is from my vendor. He informed me that many of the vendors received the same letter he did; that the buckle manufacturer they received supplies from was going out of business and would no longer be able to offer belt buckle blanks. He said he, and others, have tried to contact them to at least see if someone else would be able to take over the manufacturing part of the business and at least keep up on the sales of these buckles, but to date, he has said he personally has received no reply. For now, I’ve kept the photos up of the buckles that are sold out in the hopes that I might be able to find exact replacements. I will continue to look for replacement buckles or, if I can’t find them, to at least locate new buckle blanks.
Buckles are $25.95 TO $32.95 which includes shipping