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 clearly has some 'Western' influence...its vertically ridged metal surface has been inlaid with scallop edge mother of pearl Shell detail with its wonderful pearlized tones and smooth surface texture. Embedded into the surface of this cambered edge prong style buckle 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! You can use this buckle casually of course 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. I think this buckle will work with pretty much any colour - although earthy tones and denim will be natural bedfellows. A striking buckle!