Opal and Coral Zuni Effie Calavaza Silver Snake Hook Dangle Earrings BX119030

Regular Price: $359.98

Special Price $179.99

Availability: In stock

MATERIALS:

Sterling silver, real Coral and man made Opal.

MEASUREMENTS:

Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-7/8" long and 1/2" widest point.

DESCRIPTION:

This gorgeous pair of earrings is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted, by artist Effie Calavaza, out of authentic sterling silver, real Corals and man made Opals. The earrings have a a total of EIGHT stones, (FOUR in each earring) FOUR of which are inlayed to create the Coral snakes eyes, while the other FOUR Opals are set in hand cut bezels, 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. The earrings are stamped Zuni and hallmarked by the artist.

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.

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.

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 BX119030
Material Details Sterling silver, real Coral and man made Opal.
Measurements and Info Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-7/8" long and 1/2" widest point.
Stamped By Artist, Zuni
Categories Earrings
Artist Effie Calavaza
Tribe Zuni
Earring Style Hook, Dangle
Setting Type Inlay, Multiple Stones
Number Of Stones Eight
Item Color Multicolor
Item Color Primary Coral
Item Color Secondary Opal
Animal or Symbol Snake

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    Customer service on gorgeous bracelet
    Posted by Ruth B. | Reviewing NativeAmericanJewelry.com | Posted on
    I have purchased many items from NAJ. Always thrilled. This time was over the top. I was concerned about the safety clasp on a beautiful silver bracelet. The customer service couldn’t have been better! Discussion by email, sharing of pictures, return of the bracelet to NAJ, and before they returned it to me, I received a picture of the fix and opportunity for full refund if not satisfied. It was all thoughtfully communicated and fast! The artistry on the pieces are so special. I just wished I lived near their shop!
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    The earrings that I purchased are more beautiful than pictured. Ship was fast and choice of shipping was also fast, so there was very little delayed gratification. Thanks so much!
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