Handmade sterling silver buckle with three large natural high-grade Kingman turquoise stones and a gorgeous large coral piece, by Zuni Silversmiths, Robert and Bernice Leekya, Circa 1960’s.
Husband and wife, Robert and Bernice Leekya were born during the 1930’s. Leekya Deyuse was Robert’s father, while Bernice’s parents were Warren and Doris Ondelacy. Bernice’s sister was the renowned Zuni artist, Alice Quam. They began making jewelry together in 1953, the year they were married. Robert and Bernice share their RLB stamp.