How much money are you looking to spend?
I love Gist buckles https://www.gistsilversmiths.com/custom-products.html
but they can be spendy if you want to custom order one.
I like Bob Berg's stuff too Bob Berg Designs - Unique, innnovative and exceptional designed western jewelry collections.
Hubby had my wedding ring made by him :)
I would bypass Montana Silversmith completely, I dislike like their stuff. I have a few buckles that were made by them and they just look like they were bought out of the case at the feedstore.
As for the black background, yes, after a while the black can wear off but you can always send it back to the maker to have it refilled.