Zuni Effie Calavaza Turquoise Coral Sterling Silver Snake Ring Size 8-1/2 EX58098

Regular Price: $73.98

Special Price $36.99

Availability: Out of stock

MATERIALS:

Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Coral.

MEASUREMENTS:

Ring is size 8-1/2, it measures approximately 5/8" long and 3/8" wide.

DESCRIPTION

This ring is a true treasure! 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 a real Coral. The ring has a total of FOUR stones, TWO of which are inlayed and create the snakes eyes, while the other TWO stones are set in hand cut bezel in the midst of a gorgeous silver snake design. Imprinted patterns and silver beads can be seen accenting for a magnificent 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 ring is stamped sterling and hallmarked.

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 their 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 EX58098
Material Details Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Coral.
Measurements and Info Ring is size 8-1/2, it measures approximately 5/8" long and 3/8" wide.
Stamped By Artist, Zuni
Categories Rings
Artist Effie Calavaza
Tribe Zuni
Ring Size 8.5
Setting Type Multiple Stones
Number Of Stones Four
Item Color Multicolor
Item Color Primary Turquoise
Item Color Secondary Coral
Animal or Symbol Snake

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