Effie Calavaza Zuni Snake Turquoise Sterling Silver Belt Buckle SX110197

Regular Price: $779.98

Special Price $389.99

Availability: Out of stock

MATERIALS:

Sterling silver and real Turquoise.

MEASUREMENTS:

Belt buckle measures approximately 1-7/8" long, 2-7/8" at widest, and will fit a belt that is up to 1-1/2" wide. The belt buckle weighs 65 grams.

DESCRIPTION:

This gorgeous belt buckle is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Effie Calavaza, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The belt buckle has a total of ELEVEN stones, FOUR of which are inlayed and create the snakes' eyes, while the other SEVEN stones are set in hand cut bezel in the midst of gorgeous silver snake designs. Imprinted patterns and mini silver beads can be seen accenting for a marvelous 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 buckle 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 its appeal and beauty. 

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 SX110197
Material Details Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Measurements and Info Belt buckle measures approximately 1-7/8" long, 2-7/8" at widest, and will fit a belt that is up to 1-1/2" wide. The belt buckle weighs 65 grams.
Stamped By Artist, Zuni
Categories Belt Buckles
Artist Effie Calavaza
Tribe Zuni
Setting Type Inlay, Multiple Stones
Belt Style No
Number Of Stones Eleven
Item Color Blue
Item Color Primary Turquoise
Item Color Secondary No
Animal or Symbol Snake

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    navajo ring
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    very nice quality
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    I bought 2 pair of beautiful earrings and I am so very happy with them. I don't wear dangle ear earrings so I was so happy to find the earrings u have and the prices u have. I will be buying more. I wished u had smaller rings though
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    Beautiful with quality
    Posted by Susan R. | Reviewing NativeAmericanJewelry.com | Posted on
    I Find myself purchasing often. I see something I just have to have. When it arrives I couldnt be more happy. Great stone shiny silver that has weight to it. Quality in workmanship a d design. I love what I purchased a d have my eye on a bear claw ring.
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    Excellent products and customer service
    Posted by Dora V. | Reviewing NativeAmericanJewelry.com | Posted on
    First, your jewelry is absolutely beautiful. Due to sizing I had to return my original bracelet. Your representative was so prompt in responding to my inquiry. The quality of your jewelry and customer service is excellent. Thank you from a very satisfied customer.
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    Walking in beauty!
    Posted by Deborah M. | Reviewing NativeAmericanJewelry.com | Posted on
    I absolutely love the beautiful jewelry that you offer! The whole experience from ordering, to shipping, was so very easy. The only difficulty was choosing from your entire selection! The quality and artistry in each item is top quality. I am so pleased with my turquoise and coral ring of Effie Calavaza, also my bear claw earrings! The prices were very reasonable as well. My late mother, as do I, always admired Native American culture and I got my love for silver and turquoise from her. The Irish have known troubles much as the Native People of this country and she found many similarities between the two. Both the mystical and spiritual qualities are possessed by each culture. I will definitely be buying from you again! Thank you! Deborah Miller
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