Silversmiths ... Always on Sale!
family business proudly offers -- and always discounts -- the full catalog
of top-quality Montana Silversmiths western buckles, trophy awards,
jewelry, western home decor and accessories. If you do not see what you're
looking for, call us toll free or contact us here.
Silversmiths proprietary metals finish simply won't tarnish. Most items
are die-struck from hand engraved masters, finished with an extremely durable
silver and gold electroplate and state-of-the-art MONTANA ARMOR tarnish
Take the Montana
Silversmiths Tour in located in Columbus, Montana. The plant sits
on the Yellowstone River near the foothills of the Beartooth Mountains where,
for 30 years, Montana Silversmiths' craftspeople have manufactured quality
western goods. Your partners in a Western lifestyle!
began in a little filling station in 1973, when Kent Williams was inspired by
a metalsmithing process that would soon revolutionize the silver business. It
is there, on Main Street in Columbus, Montana (455 families) that the non-tarnishing,
durable and inexpensive MONTANA ARMOR belt buckle finish came into being.
With that stroke of genius, his fledgling company solved a long-time problem
for retailers like us at Gold
Mountain Trading. (We had previously shied away from selling silver western
buckles and custom
trophy belt buckles because they were high-cost, high-maintenance products
that had to be polished regularly.)
Silversmiths = American Craftsmanship
Montana Silversmiths started out as a buckle company, it today offers the broadest
line of western buckles, watches, jewelry, gifts, and home décor in the
western lifestyle industry. Montana Silversmiths is still doing American craftsmanship
in Columbus but now from a sparkling production facility on the laconic banks
of the Yellowstone River. The facility mimics the gem-like quality of their
trophy belt buckles, western
belt buckles and now western
watches, and western
But even with all
its success, Montana Silversmiths is still known fondly in Columbus as "the
buckle shop". For an inside look of the company, take a look at our Montana
As a wholesaler,
Montana Silversmiths relies on retailers like Gold
Mountain Trading to do public sales on their behalf. As you read this article,
you will come to understand why we are so proud to represent this fine company.
Through our BuckleBuilder tool, we sell more custom
trophy belt buckles for Montana Silversmiths than any retailer in the 25
countries in which the brand has outlets. Custom
trophy belt buckles are awarded to worthy contestants in rodeos, horse clubs,
schools, and even "vanity" uses for individuals. Highly customizable,
the sky is the limit with custom
trophy belt buckles.
Montana Silversmiths Pride
I came to Montana Silversmiths in 2000," says Director of Marketing Judy
Wagner, "at the first meeting I participated in, people were getting awards
for 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years of perfect attendance," she said. "I
wondered, 'who are these people and why does it work like this?' Well, there's
just a LOT of company pride."
The business philosophy
and values at Montana Silversmiths have always included creativity, innovation,
passion and hard work.
to the success of Montana Silversmiths," says Judy, "is the rock-solid
relationships we have built over the years, like the one we have with Gold
Mountain Trading. Yes, Montana Silversmiths crafts beautiful buckles and
jewelry, but our other priority is to build tight relationships with our partners."
Montana Silversmiths Scholarship
seems only natural, then, that a human-centered company like Montana Silversmiths
would start a great scholarship program - the Montana Silversmiths Pursuit of
Excellence Scholarship Awards for high school and college students. This program
is another reflection of Montana Silversmiths core values.
It was all Judy's
idea. "When my kids were in high school rodeo and college rodeo, I thought
that maybe there was something we could do for kids that went beyond buckles.
So we've created the Montana Silversmiths 'Everybody Wins Program.'"
A portion of every
buckle purchased through the program is allocated directly to the scholarship
fund. Scholarships from Montana Silversmiths are awarded for self-improvement,
achieving goals, involvement in a western way of life, possessing sportsmanship
skills and involvement in the community. The Montana Silversmiths Pursuit of
Excellence Scholarship rewards a "can do" philosophy, which continually
works on improving skills, both scholastically and personally. Those who are
interested in applying should call Montana Silversmiths directly at 1-888-677-9487.
& The PRCA, NFR & Others
In the spring of
2000, Montana Silversmiths became the "Official Silversmith of the Professional
Rodeo Cowboys Association." This is a true honor, and we at Gold
Mountain Trading proudly offer the PRCA
National Finals Rodeo commemorative buckles. These limited edition buckles
from Montana Silversmiths require expert craftsmanship, care, precision and
several thousand man-hours to complete.
is now locked in tight as the acknowledged leader in western
belt buckles and accessories. Montana Silversmiths proudly produces the
Wrangler PRCA National Finals Rodeo Champion Buckles, Dodge National Circuit
Finals Buckles and the Wrangler National Finals Go-Round awards. Montana Silversmiths
also has sponsorships with the American Quarter Horse Association and Miss Rodeo