Turquoise And Coral Snake Sterling Silver Zuni Effie Calavaza Hook Dangle Earrings SX110208

Regular Price: $115.98

Special Price $57.99

Availability: In stock

MATERIALS:

Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Coral.

MEASUREMENTS:

Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-1/4" long and 3/8" widest point.

DESCRIPTION:

This is truly an outstanding pair of earrings that will make a great impression! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand made by artist Effie Calavaza, out of genuine sterling silver, real Turquoise stones, and real Corals. The earrings have a a total of EIGHT stones, (FOUR in each earring) FOUR of which are inlayed to create the snakes eyes, while the other FOUR are gently set in hand cut bezel, in the midst of gorgeous silver snake designs. Mini silver beads and stamped patterns add style for an incredible look. The snake is found in many healing and fertility rituals. It is also connected with lightning, speed, and being able to move undetected. Earrings are stamped Zuni and 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.

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 SX110208
Material Details Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Coral.
Measurements and Info Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-1/4" long and 3/8" widest point.
Stamped By Artist, Zuni
Categories Earrings
Artist Effie Calavaza
Tribe Zuni
Earring Style Hook, Dangle
Setting Type Multiple Stones
Number Of Stones Eight
Item Color Multicolor
Item Color Primary Turquoise
Item Color Secondary Coral
Animal or Symbol Snake

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    Beautiful Earrings
    Posted by Janet O. | Reviewing NativeAmericanJewelry.com | Posted on
    Love my new onyx and silver earrings. They are a great addition to my collection of jewelry from your company -- beautiful and well made!
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    Beautiful pieces
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    Lovely items..would love to have more!
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    High Quality Jewelry at a Fair Price
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    Excellent price, excellent service, fast shipping. Completely satisfied!
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    Finally I found your site and you had some jewelry with the "snowcloud" emblem on it! Thank you - we recently moved into a home that has the "snowcloud" emblem everywhere - from the front door to the fireplace and on to all cabinet doors in the kitchen and dining room. We love living here in Prescott and are constantly looking for items that have this emblem to add to our home. The earrings are stunning - I'll present them to my wife on our anniversary this year (48 years!).
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    Outstanding!!
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    Beautiful rings and pin/pendant, great prices, fast shipping and awesome customer service. My items look even better in real than their pictures did. I'm very happy and definitely intend to order from these folks again in the future!!
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