Onyx And Coral Sterling Silver Zuni Effie Calavaza Snake Necklace AX102338

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MATERIALS:

Sterling silver, real Coral, and Onyx.

MEASUREMENTS:

Necklace measures approximately 21-1/8" long. The center piece measures approximately 1/2" long and 2-3/4" at widest point.

DESCRIPTION:

If you are looking for elegance and beauty, you have found it! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Effie Calavaza, out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Onyx stones and real Corals. The center piece has a total of NINE stones, FIVE of which are delicately set in hand cut bezel settings in the midst of TWO gorgeous silver snake designs, while the other FOUR stones are inlaid and create the snakes eyes. Mini silver beads can be seen accenting the snake designs for a stunning 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 center piece is stamped Zuni and hallmarked by artist. Each link in the necklace is perfectly connected together to create this gorgeous chain. The necklace is stamped .925 (sterling silver).

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. 

Onyx is known to be a calming stone. It collects negative energy from you.

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
SKUAX102338
Material DetailsSterling silver, real Coral, and Onyx.
Measurements and InfoNecklace measures approximately 21-1/8" long. The center piece measures approximately 1/2" long and 2-3/4" at widest point.
Hallmarked.925, By Artist, Zuni
CategoriesNecklaces
ArtistEffie Calavaza
TribeZuni
Necklace StyleChain
Setting TypeInlay, Multiple Stones
Number Of StonesNine
Number of Strands of LinksN/A
Stone ColorMulti Color
StoneCoral
Item Color SecondaryBlack Onyx
Creative DesignSnake

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