Zuni Indian Jewelry Effie Calavaza Turquoise Snake Earrings AS31734

Regular Price: $145.98

Special Price $72.99

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MATERIALS:

Sterling silver and Turquoise (the matrix in the stones may vary slightly).

MEASUREMENTS:

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

DESCRIPTION:

What a Wonderful pair of post earrings! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand made by artist Effie Calavaza out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The earrings have a a total of EIGHT stones, 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 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 their 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 AS31734
Material Details Sterling silver and Turquoise (the matrix in the stones may vary slightly).
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 Blue
Item Color Primary Turquoise
Item Color Secondary N/A
Animal or Symbol Snake

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    thank you
    Posted by Kurt F. | Reviewing NativeAmericanJewelry.com | Posted on
    I am completely satisfied with the ring I purchased. Please keep informed of any new items for sale. Jewelry, clothing, or hats.
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    Leaf Cut turquoise cuff bracelet
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    I was hesitant to order online, but the bracelet is as gorgeous as the photos showed. I love it! It's a beautiful piece of wearable art.
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    beautiful craftsmanship
    Posted by Nancy j N. | Reviewing NativeAmericanJewelry.com | Posted on
    the items are beautiful. Both rings are lovely. will shop with you again. the snake ring Navajo by Effie Calavaza is stunning. The onyx ring Navajo is also beautiful.
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    this object is delightful and I am totally satisfied. He will be the centerpiece of the wedding of my friends, to whom I intend to give it ... after he has served traditionally. Thank you very much. ps sorry ... Google translation ... I am French and do not have your language.
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    Pendant for husband
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    I purchase this cuz I've been looking everywhere and couldn't find a really nice pendant for my husband of over 40 years and I saw this one that Laura Lincoln did and fell in love with it, it was supposed to be for May 20th but I couldn't stand it so I gave it to him yesterday and he just is in love with it. The experience was really easy and it's an extremely gorgeous high-quality piece I'm just so grateful I found your website I hope a lot of other people find it like I did. They won't be disappointed.
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