Fleur de Lis Belt Buckle on Black Crocodile Belt
This stunning Fleur de Lis Belt Buckle and black crocodile belt is handmade by Douglas Magnus. A one of a kind piece of wearable art. The remarkable craftsmanship of the silver work creates a timeless classic.
The English translation of “fleur-de-lis” is “flower of the lily.” This symbol, depicting a stylized lily or lotus flower, has many meanings. Traditionally, it has been used to represent French royalty, and in that sense it is said to signify perfection, light, and life. Legend has it that an angel presented Clovis, the Merovingian king of the Franks, with a golden lily as a symbol of his purification upon his conversion to Christianity. Others claim that Clovis adopted the symbol when waterlilies showed him how to safely cross a river and thus succeed in battle.
The Fleur de Lis Belt Buckle measures 5″ long by 5.5″ wide. The black crocodile belt measures 2” inches wide.
Santa Fe Artist: Douglas Magnus
Douglas Magnus is a renowned Santa Fe jewelry maker and fashion accessory designer. He is known for his high grade turquoise items that often feature turquoise mined from Doug’s own mines, the Tiffany Cerrillos Mines, located 17 miles outside of Santa Fe. These are a series of mines that were originally worked by Native Americans from the Chaco Canyon area in New Mexico some thousand plus years ago.
Magnus uses the finest silver and gold stocks, and methods ranging from the most ancient to the most contemporary to create his pieces.
Magnus lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico, conceiving original designs and finished products from turquoise, silver, gold, and other materials. He is also a prolific painter, embracing numerous subjects such as interiors and figurative works, while partial to plein air paintings created on site at his mines.