Zuni Turquoise Sterling Silver Snake Effie Calavaza Money Clip BX118563

Regular Price: $139.98

Special Price $69.99

Availability: In stock

MATERIALS:

Sterling silver and real Turquoise.


MEASUREMENTS:

Money clip measures approximately 2" long and 3/4" wide.

DESCRIPTION

This lovely money clip is a work of art and has everything you could possibly want from a piece of Native American jewelry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Effie Calavaza, out authentic sterling silver and real Turquoise stones.The money clip has a total of FOUR stones, TWO of which are inlayed and create the snake's eyes, while the other TWO stones are gently placed in hand cut bezel settings, in the midst of a stunning silver snake design. The snake is found in many healing and fertility rituals. It is also connected with lightning, speed, and being able to move undetected. The money clip is 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.

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 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 BX118563
Material Details Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Measurements and Info Money clip measures approximately 2" long and 3/4" wide.
Stamped By Artist, Zuni
Categories Money Clips
Artist Effie Calavaza
Tribe Zuni
Money Clip Info The lower portion of the money clip is made out of nickle for stronger grip an durability.
Setting Type Multiple Stones
Number Of Stones Four
Item Color Blue
Item Color Primary Turquoise
Item Color Secondary N/A
Animal or Symbol Snake

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