Belt buckles are all the rage right now. They come in all shapes and sizes, but most are on the larger side. Sporting various symbols of pop culture, team logos, or of another type of symbolism – belt buckles have made their way into mainstream culture and appear strong enough as a trend, to be a lasting one. Not just men are sporting belt buckles – women are too. People of both genders and all ages can be found wearing belt buckles as a part of their daily ensemble.
Belt buckles have migrated from the standard gold or silver with no embellishment, to ones made of gold or silver with inlay and designs. Some have enameled paint on them to color the inside and make an image or emblem stand out. With the idea of adding enamel or inlay, the variety of designs out there for wearers has increased manifold. About anything one wishes to wear, can be found. Therefore belt buckles in recent years have translated not just into a fashion statement, but also a personal statement.
Belt buckles with Gothic emblems are no exception to this trend. They can be more difficult to find, however. Most music stores, specialty boutiques, some clothing stores, and novelty stores may all be good sources to find a gothic belt buckle. Sometimes it is possible to find a retailer on the internet, but most of these same retailers are novelty or clothing stores that are land based as well. Some shoppers may prefer to shop at a land based store for whatever reason, but one main problem with shopping on the internet is that it can be difficult to judge the size of a belt buckle unless specific measurements are included. It can also be hard to see exact details of a belt buckle. For this reason, it may be preferable to shop at a land based store where the buyer can try it on and see exact details and size.
Gothic belt buckles come in a variety of styles, hosting a variety of symbols. Skulls are commonly the main feature, or multiple skulls integrated into the body of the belt buckle. Celtic knots can be the sole design, sometimes as part of a gothic symbol or on their own. Gothic crosses are another popular find. It is possible to find combinations of one or more of these Gothic symbols, such as a cross with skulls. Less commonly, hearts, barbed wire, knives or the image of blood and bleeding are incorporated within the body of the belt buckle.
Most belt buckles are made of stainless steel, silver, titanium, or another metal alloy that is silver color in its base form before any enamel or engraving is done. Depending on what material a Gothic belt buckle consists of, may dictate its cost. Some designers of jewelry are just starting to take on the task of custom designed belt buckles, so it may be possible to find a designer who will make a custom Gothic belt buckle. These can be more expensive.