About the Artist:
Arnold Goldstein’s passion for Western and American Indian art began in his teens. At the age of 20, he was earning a living as a professional sculptor. Goldstein’s range as an artist, sculptor and designer is impressive. His western sculptures are reminiscent of Remington’s, and a few limited-edition pieces are still available upon request.
In 1968, in a chance encounter with then-unknown fashion designer Ralph Lauren, Goldstein’s inspiration for his Western and American Indian-inspired jewelry line took on new life. Arnold was asked to design a line of belt buckles and bolo ties for Lauren. He continues to this day to work with Lauren on many of the designer’s projects.
Some 40 years later, his line of unique Western-inspired sterling silver Concho bracelets, buckles, Concho belts, necklaces and pendants, bola ties, key chains and custom accessories continue to be made in the United States. Arnold’s passion to keep his line pure and not mass-produced has resulted in heirloom pieces of jewelry to be handed down through the generations.
Arnold Goldstein was accepted into the Western Design Conference 2010 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
For that special hunter in your life — maybe, that’s even you! — comes a great vintage sterling silver over pewter belt buckle from the 1980s that features three buffalo heads. The relief image of the heads is embellished with the faces, horns and textured fur. This beautiful buckle would work well with a leather belt no larger than 1.5” wide. The buckle is signed “A. Goldstein” on its reverse side, and a certificate of authenticity is included.
This belt buckle would make an excellent gift for any outdoorsman or one fascinated by American Indian-style jewelry, and it would also serve as a great addition to any buckle collection.