Defintion from Wikipedia
"A belt buckle is a clasp for fastening two ends, for example the straps of a belt, in which a device attached to one of the ends is fitted or coupled to the other. The word enters Middle English via Old French and the Latin buccula or "cheek-strap," as for a helmet. Belt buckles and other fixtures are used on a variety of belts, including cingula, baltea, baldrics and later waist-belts."
Belt Buckles have been in use for thousands of years in fact one of the earliest finds was the Xiongnu type, from North China around 3rd–2nd century B.C. and can be found at the the metropolitan museum of Art in New York.
Back in Roman times they were used as early principate cingulum decorations, examples can be found at the British Museum in Londinium :-)
More recently they have become popular in the western arena having been popularised by rodeo's and movies. Some rodeos give out special examples as prizes so the champion can display their success around their waist.
As well as being a great piece of masculine jewelery the buckles can also make a statement adorned around the waist! Please feel free to browse our extensive belt buckles catalogue, if you can't find what you are looking for please do get in touch.