Coral And Opal Sterling Silver Zuni Effie Calavaza Snake Bracelet RX102774

Regular Price: $279.98

Special Price $139.99

Availability: In stock

MATERIALS:

Sterling silver, real Coral, and man made Opal.

MEASUREMENTS:

The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-3/8", plus a 1" opening, and 1/4" at widest point.

DESCRIPTION:

This lovely bracelet will definitely attract plenty of attention! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Effie Calavaza, out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Corals and man made Opal stones. The bracelet has a total of NINE stones, FIVE of which are delicately set in hand cut bezels in the midst of two gorgeous silver snake designs, while the other FOUR are inlaid and create the snakes' eyes. Mini silver beads and imprinted designs can be seen accenting the snake designs for a stunning finish. The snake is found in many healing and fertility rituals. It is also connected with lightning, speed, and being able to move undetected. The bracelet is stamped Zuni and is hallmarked by artist.

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.

Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is a semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is the birthstone for October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities. 

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 RX102774
Material Details Sterling silver, real Coral, and man made Opal.
Measurements and Info The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-3/8", plus a 1" opening, and 1/4" at widest point.
Stamped By Artist, Zuni
Categories Bracelets
Artist Effie Calavaza
Tribe Zuni
Bracelet Style Cuff
Setting Type Inlay, Multiple Stones
Number Of Stones Nine
Number of Strands of Links No
Item Color Multicolor
Item Color Primary Coral
Item Color Secondary Opal
Animal or Symbol Snake

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    Zuni ring review
    Posted by Kathleen T. | Reviewing NativeAmericanJewelry.com | Posted on
    The ring I purchased is beautiful, well crafted with quality materials
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    For my wife
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    This bracelet was a gift to my wife, she loved it. She liked how well it was made and how good it looked. Thank you for making my wife very happy.
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    They are what I expected, they were ship out and arrived on time! I just love them, will be ordering again!
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    sterling ring multicolor
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    The ring is fantastic;immediately shipped after the order. 100% positive.I'll surely purchase again in future.
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