Belt Buckles

Southwest Belt Buckles

Belt buckles, signature staples for rugged rodeo kings and cowboys, have a somewhat complex and incredibly colorful past. Originally designed as sturdy replacements for suspenders in the early 19th century, Southwest belt buckles were primarily used as clasps for leather belts, coming especially in handy for ranch handlers and rangers. But what began as pure functionality has flourished into somewhat of a popular American fad. Today, belt buckles have managed to seep into the style of most all kinds of cultures, ages and emerging trends. But while the buckles have managed to amass a more widespread cultural appeal, there’s no doubting their direct tie to rugged, rustic cowboy style. Belt buckles have been used as glimmering trophies for a number of rodeo riders, used to emphasize dominance, power, tremendous strength, and most importantly, victory in the dirt-padded rodeo arena. And now Alltribes, America’s premier carrier for stunningly classic and eye-catching southwest-inspired jewelry, is proud to announce the release of our revered collection of sturdy, statement-making Southwest inspired belt buckles for the man with both a cowboy demeanor and sense of style.

A Southwest Staple Transcending Culture, Age and Gender

When it comes to the ways we associate belt buckles, it’s not too surprising to lump “ranch handler”, “cowboy” and “ruggedness” into the description. But while belt buckles remain a signature accessory for any cowboy, rodeo or bull-rider, buckles have begun to seamlessly transcend those stereotypical barriers that used to define it several decades ago. Today, Southwest belt buckles clasped on the belts of the young and old and of men and women. And they’re being seen adorned on individuals residing on both ranches and in sky-high urban sprawls. For women, the personal statement emitted from wearing a belt buckle tends to fall into a number of descriptive categories. From an edgy, rocker-style silver plate decorated with tiny jewels, to an earthy, rustic buckle adorned with flowers, each piece accentuates a particular personality and style. And of course, belt buckles have seamlessly transitioned onto women’s belts in the country/ranch scene. As fashion starlet Julianne Hough popularized in the recent remake of Footloose, rocking a country-inspired, feminine belt buckle can turn more than a few heads on the line dance floor. And in terms of age, buckles seem to show now boundaries or limitations. From the very youngest trendsetters rocking a pair of sturdy jeans, to some of the ‘ol western cowboys from decades past, belt buckles continue to make a highly personal statement of self. However, the trend has (and continues to have) a deep and rich past with cowboys and rodeo kings. In a way, Southwest belt buckles have become a cowboy-inspired, cultural phenomenon, popularized by the likes of rugged lone riders like John Wayne in early western films. As a western wear staple, belt buckles show no signs of teetering off or finding their way out of the rodeo arena and in authentic American style. So long as there’s a job to get done, there’s a sturdy hand – and sturdy belt buckle – to help.

Native Americans have been handcrafting jewelry since they first drew inspiration from their natural surroundings and transformed shell and stone into wearable jewelry. Some of the oldest discovered pieces date from over 10,000 years ago. The skilled artisans at Alltribes continue the age-old tradition and create captivating works of art that will surpass your expectations!

Alltribes is one of the rare jewelry stores that has a workshop employing Native American artists creating extraordinary pieces of jewelry on site. While most of our silversmiths are Navajo, we employ artists from a wide variety of backgrounds. Some work from home, on the reservation, and some work here in our shop. Alltribes Native American Art and Jewelry blends ancient history, natural beauty, and unparalleled expertise flawlessly. We are conveniently located near Scottsdale, Mesa and Phoenix, AZ in the historic town of Gilbert. Unfortunately, due to Covid and other factors, we are unable to take walk in customers at this time. We are more than happy to offer curbside pickup if you are in the area, give us a call.

Our Jewelry

The design and quality of our Silver and Turquoise jewelry are unmatched and stand far above the rest. Turquoise conveys a special meaning as it has for centuries and in populations across the globe. Turquoise signifies healing, spirit and good fortune. With masterful techniques, our artisans incorporate this semi-precious stone into beautiful and intricate designs, drawing customers from around the world.

You can own a piece of Native American artistry without spending a fortune. Alltribes provides deep discounts because we don't purchase our jewelry elsewhere. Our in-house artists and silversmiths create custom pieces without the extra expenses of middlemen, shipping and tariffs.

Our Local History

Gilbert, AZ provides the ideal location for crafting our Native American jewelry. The Navajo and Hopi Indian tribes have inhabited nearby lands for many thousands of years. Their eternal respect for natural beauty and their innate talent shines through in every handcrafted piece of jewelry.

Our dazzling, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise comes from a nearby mine in Globe, AZ. This unique and exceedingly rare turquoise is renowned for its hardness, durability, and gorgeous color. Our artisans preserve the natural beauty of this precious stone, so you can admire its elegance for years to come. A hand buffed polish protects the stones and heightens its natural beauty.

Our Tradition

In addition to Native American jewelry, Alltribes upholds the ancient traditions of Native Americans by offering more than remarkable jewelry. We offer a wide variety of Native American Cultural Art including authentic Hopi Kachina dolls, pueblo pottery, Navajo Wool Rugs, hand-dyed leather belts, dreamcatchers, tomahawks and other Southwestern and Native American artifacts, to beautify your home and your life. It is our pleasure, to help spread knowledge about the Native American culture to the general public.

As part of our continuing effort to inform and inspire, we offer a vast array of in-depth knowledge for those who want to learn more about Native Americans and the Southwest. Our online knowledge center is free for all and includes some of the most interesting and complete information available online.

Alltribes has been serving our valued customers for over 50 years, so you can rest assured that when you have a question or concern, we'll be right here, ready to help. When you purchase something online today, you never know if the company will still be there, next week or next month.

Alltribes' reputation and longstanding experience ensure you get more than just jewelry ā€“ you get a wealth of seasoned knowledge and exceptional serviceā€¦..that you can count on! We consider our customers to be part of our extended family and we're proud to say that our family now spans continents. We'd love to have you join us!

In addition to our local Native American products, we offer distinguished wares, sourced from Native American tribes across the U.S. Navajo, Hopi, Zuni and other Native American artists provide one-of-a-kind items that we proudly offer to you, at direct to you prices!

Alltribes is much more than just a manufacturer, store and knowledge center. We keep a jewelry workshop on site. If you want a custom design, our silversmiths will work with you to turn your dream into reality. Have an idea for something new? Talk with our artisans and discuss how to bring it to fruition. And should your beloved jewelry ever need to be repaired, we help with that, too.

Whether you're a Native American enthusiast, a collector, a designer or simply someone who loves beauty, Alltribes showcases a diverse collection of superior artifacts, sure to satisfy even the most selective customer.