Connie Bates, the artist behind Fahrenheit, NY is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work clearly reflects the artistic spirit of an Urban Cowgirl. Fahrenheit accessories are original designs by Connie Bates, crafted in New York City. The buckles are cast in pewter, brass or sterling silver, and may be rejuvenated with any non-abrasive polish or cloth. All exotic skins are strictly from non-endangered species. With proper care your belt will become an increasingly valued possession.