Turquoise Genuine Sterling Silver Zuni Effie Calavaza Snake Post Earrings AX98741

Regular Price: $179.98

Special Price $89.99

Availability: In stock

MATERIALS:

Sterling silver and real Turquoise.

MEASUREMENTS:

Post earrings measure approximately 7/8" long and 5/8" widest point.

DESCRIPTION:

This is a very exquisite pair of earrings that must not be overlooked! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand made by artist Effie Calavaza, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The earrings have a a total of EIGHT stones, (FOUR in each earring) FOUR of which are inlayed to create the snakes eyes, while the other FOUR are set in hand cut bezel, in the midst of stunning silver snake designs. Imprinted designs and silver beads add style and character to the earrings. The snake is found in many healing and fertility rituals. It is also connected with lightning, speed, and being able to move undetected. Earrings are stamped Zuni and hallmarked by the artist.

Turquoise is the birthstone of December. It is believed that turquoise tends to bring good fortune, strength and helps overcome illness. Turquoise got its name from the Levantine traders called Turks who brought the stone to Europe from Persia via Turkey centuries ago. Native Americans have prized turquoise since the time of the Aztecs, who mined it in New Mexico. The natural variations that occur in turquoise are part of their appeal and beauty.

Effie Calavaza-Well-known artist Effie Calavaza is from the Zuni Tribe, which is located in New Mexico. Effie was taught by her husband Juan Calavaza and began silver work in 1956. She combined her husband's work and her designs to create some of the most beautiful and most distinctive Native American art! Her hand done work is among the best and most recognized jewelry in the southwest. Her jewelry is stamped with the family hallmark EFFIE C. ZUNI, which is used by Effie and her three daughters Georgiana Yatsattie, Gloria Jean Garcia, and Susie Calavaza. Effie's daughters assist her in the jewelry making (she shared her spouse's mark, JUAN C. ZUNI, until his death ca. 1970). To this day Effie's work is collected throughout the world and she continues making jewelry because she enjoys it!

Additional Info

Additional Info
SKU AX98741
Material Details Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Measurements and Info Post earrings measure approximately 7/8" long and 5/8" widest point.
Stamped By Artist, Zuni
Categories Earrings
Artist Effie Calavaza
Tribe Zuni
Earring Style Post
Setting Type Inlay, Multiple Stones
Number Of Stones Eight
Item Color Blue
Item Color Primary Turquoise
Item Color Secondary N/A
Animal or Symbol Snake

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    Beautiful earrings
    Posted by Janet O. | Reviewing NativeAmericanJewelry.com | Posted on
    I love these coral and silver earrings. They are so pretty and I have received compliments on them. I am never disappointed by anything I order from Native American Jewelry!
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    Website picture doesn't do it justice
    Posted by Mairead J. | Reviewing NativeAmericanJewelry.com | Posted on
    The malachite stone is wonderful! The colour is much richer and more dramatic than what was depicted in the photo of the item on the site. The setting is lovely! Very happy with. :)
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    Special items
    Posted by Maria T. | Reviewing NativeAmericanJewelry.com | Posted on
    Purchased earrings resembling feathers in sterling silver as gifts for my daughter and a 30" liquid silver necklace for myself. The most beautiful jewelry I am so proud to own. I will continue to buy from Native you can't do better.
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    Beautiful Pendants
    Posted by Gary T. | Reviewing NativeAmericanJewelry.com | Posted on
    I recently purchased a beautiful Zuni ring during a trip to New Mexico. Wanted to get some Zuni jewelry for Christmas gifts but was a bit leary of purchasing on line. Decided to purchase three pendants from Native American. They arrived in two days and were absolutely stunning. Excellent quality and at a great “sale” price.
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    Zuni SS Blue Opal post Earrings
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    Great design and the color is superb.
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