Turquoise And Coral Sterling Silver Zuni Effie Calavaza Snake Necklace AX124754

Regular Price: $559.98

Special Price $279.99

Availability: Out of stock

MATERIALS:

Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Coral.

MEASUREMENTS:

Necklace measures approximately 20-1/2" long. The center piece measures approximately 1/2" long and 2-5/8" at widest point.

DESCRIPTION:

An offer like this will not last long! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Effie Calavaza, out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise stones and real Corals. The center piece has a total of NINE stones, FIVE of which are delicately set in hand cut bezel settings in the midst of TWO gorgeous silver snake designs, while the other FOUR stones are inlaid and create the snakes eyes. Mini silver beads 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 center piece is stamped Zuni, sterling, and hallmarked. Each link in the necklace is perfectly connected together to create this gorgeous chain. The necklace clasp is stamped .925 (sterling silver).

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. 

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 AX124754
Material Details Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Coral.
Measurements and Info Necklace measures approximately 20-1/2" long. The center piece measures approximately 1/2" long and 2-5/8" at widest point.

Stamped .925, By Artist, Zuni
Categories Necklaces
Artist Effie Calavaza
Tribe Zuni
Necklace Style Chain
Setting Type Inlay, Multiple Stones
Number Of Stones Nine
Number of Strands of Links N/A
Item Color Multicolor
Item Color Primary Turquoise
Item Color Secondary Coral
Animal or Symbol Snake

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