Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise Coral Effie Calavaza Snake Hook Dangle Earrings SX110207

Regular Price: $115.98

Special Price $57.99

Availability: Out of 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 lovely pair of earrings will definitely attract plenty of attention! 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. Imprinted patterns and silver beads can be seen accenting the earrings for a lovely finish. 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 SX110207
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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    Posted by Pat P. | Reviewing NativeAmericanJewelry.com | Posted on
    They are what I expected, they were ship out and arrived on time! I just love them, will be ordering again!
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    Love my new Zuni woodpecker pendant. Transaction went smoothly, and pendant arrived promptly. Very pleased, and will definitely be back.
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    sterling ring multicolor
    Posted by Maria letizia R. | Reviewing NativeAmericanJewelry.com | Posted on
    The ring is fantastic;immediately shipped after the order. 100% positive.I'll surely purchase again in future.
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    Posted by Ellen W. | Reviewing NativeAmericanJewelry.com | Posted on
    Lovely and well constructed. Large enough to wear on its own but will look great with layering necklaces
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