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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NativeAmericanJewelry.com is rated 4.94 out of 5 stars from 393 reviews

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    navajo ring
    Posted by Cheryl V. | Reviewing NativeAmericanJewelry.com | Posted on
    very nice quality
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    Earings
    Posted by Karen W. | Reviewing NativeAmericanJewelry.com | Posted on
    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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