Aptos, CA (PRWEB) March 16, 2006
Beal’s Cowboy Buckles today announced the addition of nine new highly collectible buckles from some of the most important silversmiths in the country. New to the store in 2006 are trophy and buckle sets from the family-owned Vogt Western Silver and Elk Creek Silversmiths in California; Comstock Heritage, one of the oldest and important buckle companies; Texan Matt Hackett, who makes buckles for the Texas Rangers; Doug Magnus and Mona van Riper from New Mexico; the famous Hollywood Classics; Wages Silversmiths, and Californian Bill Reynolds.
“With the addition of works by these artisans, we continue our commitment to bring our customers superior quality product from the finest silversmiths of our country,” said owner Richard Beal.
“These cowboy buckles are crafted art made from gold, silver and precious gemstones. They will last for generations, “Beal continued. “Buying quality buckles like these is not only a good investment and fashion statement but helps preserve the western traditions that have defined America.”
With over 500 unique buckles in stock at any given time, Beal’s Cowboy Buckles has become the premier internet store for quality authentic western cowboy buckles.
Beal’s has over 30,000 people from all over the world visit the internet store every month looking for gifts or a special buckle for themselves. Prices range from $30 to $3000 and shipping is always free.
The website has received the Yahoo Top Service Star - a sign of superlative quality and only given to the top 3% of all Yahoo stores.
Few, if any, cowboy buckles existed before 1900. Most cowboys used suspenders or had buckles that were derived from military friction buckles. Any fancier buckles were custom made for wealthy individuals, and few have survived. What we think of as cowboy buckles really started in the 1920’s, as a direct result of popular western movie stars. Today, there is an increasing interest in things western, and that means the popularity of cowboy buckles as both a fashion and cultural statement is growing.
For more information visit Beal’s Cowboy Buckles website at http://www.bealscowboybuckles.com. Writers doing articles about cowboy buckles are welcome to contact Richard for information, quotes and photos.