Philip Taccetta has been in the jewelry industry for over 40 years. His style is tailored and architectural - suited for the progressive shopper. Philip has mastered the art of modern buckle design and craftsmanship, and his buckles are created with painstaking attention to detail. Philip handcrafts his buckles off-grid near Santa Fe, using electricity from the sun. Each piece is cut to exact length, stamped, shaped, fit together, soldered, then put through six sanding steps: pre-polish, wash and oxidize, second polish, second wash and final polish.