Zuni Effie Calavaza Turquoise And Coral Snake Post Earrings RX110722

Regular Price: $149.98

Special Price $74.99

Availability: In stock

MATERIALS:

Sterling silver, real Turquoise and Coral.

MEASUREMENTS:

Post earrings measure approximately 5/8" long and 1/2" widest point.

DESCRIPTION:

This gorgeous paif of earrings is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand made by artist Effie Calavaza, out of genuine sterling silver, real Turquoise stones and 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 set in hand cut bezel, 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. Earrings are stamped sterling, Zuni and hallmarked by the artist.

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.

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.

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 RX110722
Material Details Sterling silver, real Turquoise and Coral.
Measurements and Info Post earrings measure approximately 5/8" long and 1/2" widest point.
Stamped By Artist, Zuni
Categories Earrings
Artist Effie Calavaza
Tribe Zuni
Earring Style Post
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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    My third purchase
    Posted by Jerome G. | Reviewing NativeAmericanJewelry.com | Posted on
    I bought a nice pendant this time along with a sterling bear claws money clip. This is great value for hand made jewelry. As I mentioned previously, I guarantee anyone can find something beautiful and affordable. There also was a discount so keep an eye out for those. Shipping is always free and fast.
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    Beautiful ring.
    Posted by Richard N. | Reviewing NativeAmericanJewelry.com | Posted on
    The picture didn't do the opals justice. The ring was more beautiful in person and fit perfectly.
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    earring turquoise sterling silver
    Posted by Emma O. | Reviewing NativeAmericanJewelry.com | Posted on
    oval shape beautiful workmenship.
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    Gift for my Wife
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    She loved it my thanks to you
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    Horses cuff
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    I love my two bracelets they are one of a kind.
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