Authentic Effie Calavaza Zuni Navajo Turquoise and Coral Sterling Silver Snake Ring Size 10-3/4 CS118057

Regular Price: $399.98

Special Price $199.99

Availability: In stock

MATERIALS:

Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Coral 

MEASUREMENTS:

Ring fits size 10-3/4 it measures approximately 1-1/8" long and 7/8" wide.

DESCRIPTION:

An offer like this won't last! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Effie Calavaza out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise, and Coral stones. The ring has a total of SEVEN stones, TWO of which are inlayed and create the snakes eyes, while the other THREE stones are set in hand cut bezel in the midst of a stunning silver snake design. Imprinted patterns can be seen accenting for a brillant finish. In Native American beliefs, the snake is found in many healing and fertility rituals. It is also connected with lightning, speed, and being able to move undetected. Ring is stamped Zuni and is 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.

Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls. 

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 sand casting and hand done work are 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 CS118057
Material Details Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Coral.
Measurements and Info Ring fits size 10-3/4 it measures approximately 1-1/8" long and 7/8" wide.
Stamped By Artist, Zuni
Categories Rings
Artist Effie Calavaza
Tribe Zuni
Ring Size 10.75
Setting Type Multiple Stones
Number Of Stones Seven
Item Color Multicolor
Item Color Primary Turquoise
Item Color Secondary Coral
Animal or Symbol Snake

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