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The Western Appeal in a Belt Buckle 

By Van Gor

When you think of a belt buckle you probably picture a western cowboy with a huge silver round buckle attached to their belt cinching up their western denim duds. The western image has long been associated with the belt and buckle. The only ones that dressed up their leather straps or belt were the western cowboys. A long time ago that was just the case but in recent years the belt and buckle has crossed boundaries over into new generations and many different styles and genres.

The times have progressed and so has fashion design in the western scene and beyond. Most of the western belt buckles that are worn today are those that have been won in some western competition, rodeo or horse event. Instead of a prize to place on a shelf to collect dust the belt buckle is the trophy. Whether your getting first place in barrel racing or placing in the bull riding event, belt buckles have now become the trophy shelf.

The styles are endless when it comes to trophy belt buckles. Many have precious and semi-precious stones. The most common form of decoration used is the ruby. Rubies are placed into the florets design in the buckles for a nice appeal. Emeralds, turquoise and sapphires are also some very common stones. Some variations of these buckles have a black surround with a rose gold foreground of trimmings.

The more desired and sought after buckles are sterling silver with a rope edge and the winning event and date engraved as nice little added touch. If your not as fortunate to be able to compete in an event, you can purchase a western belt buckle with a horse figure or any other type of western look you want on your buckle.

In recent years, western fashion has gotten really flashy. Today, its about getting the most amount of sparkle as you can. Many buckles now have rhinestones and jewels on them to maximize the most amount of bling as they can. The buckles are not the only accessory getting attention. Belts are getting jeweled up as well. Large stones layer the length of the belt and make waistlines look like a chandelier in a grand ballroom. These are fun buckles and the more rhinestones usually makes it the better.

The Western Appeal in a Belt Buckle

The rodeo competitors wear the belt buckle and belt when competing for a magnificent look on their horse. It makes for an eye-catching look that will make you really stand out with the audiences. Those who love their western jewelry and fashion will most likely have a nice collection of buckles for their own unique look. There is the ranch look with turquoise to the ritzy cowgirl and her blingy jewels! There is a must have buckle for everyone's fashion accessory.

Article by Van Gor, author of Belt Buckle Finder... Your source for info and tips about the Buckle Belt!

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