Here at Elliot Rhodes we are always trying to experiment with new materials and textures in an effort to push buckle design into new territory. Hence the introduction of this new collection of shell encrusted buckles. Each one of these is made entirely by hand with the shell being inlayed by hand, either in complete pieces or with multiple tiny fragments, with great care and precision. This particular style has been made with a mix of mother of Paua Blue Shell and Mother of Pearl with its wonderful pearlized tones and smooth surface texture. Embedded into the surface of this cambered edge prong style buckle with its triangular flange patterning detail it makes for a stunning buckle that is both sleek, tactile and at the same time wonderfully natural and original - no two pieces will ever be alike! I think you can use this buckle casually but I would love to see this worn for a smarter casual occasion (a night out?) on a belt with a little sheen that will make a very stylish statement. There will be a lovely gleam that reflects off the polished shell surface. This will be a natural bedfellow for any blue belt, but a black or grey would also look great, pairing up with the black highlights in the shell. Denim of course will be a natural match. A striking buckle!