Turquoise And Onyx Genuine Sterling Silver Zuni Effie Calavaza Snake Clip On Earrings TX103546

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MATERIALS:

Sterling silver, real Turquoise and Onyx.

MEASUREMENTS:

Clip on earrings measure approximately 3/4" long and 1/2" widest point.

DESCRIPTION:

Take advantage of the great price on this amazing pair of earrings! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand made by artist Effie Calavaza, out of genuine sterling silver, real Turquoise and Onyx. 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 set in hand cut bezel, in the midst of charming silver snake designs. Imprinted designs and silver beads can be seen accenting for a lovely finish. In Native American beliefs, the snake is found in many healing and fertility rituals. It is also connected with lightning, speed, and being able to move undetected. The 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. 

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

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
SKUTX103546
Material DetailsSterling silver, real Turquoise and Onyx.
Measurements and InfoClip on earrings measure approximately 3/4" long and 1/2" widest point.
HallmarkedBy Artist, Zuni
CategoriesEarrings
ArtistEffie Calavaza
TribeZuni
Earring StyleClip
Setting TypeInlay, Multiple Stones
Number Of StonesEight
Stone ColorMulti Color
StoneTurquoise
Item Color SecondaryBlack Onyx
Creative DesignSnake

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    Great Turquoise Hoop Earrings
    Posted by Nancy M. | Reviewing SilverTribe.com | Posted on
    It is really hard to find turquoise hoop earring, usually they are j hoops , not a complete hoop. These are REALLY stylish, silver w turquoise and extra silver loops. I am Extremely pleased with them, they stay fastened nicely and are just the right size.
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    Necklace
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    I absolutely love the necklace I purchased. Very elegant and the pendant is much larger than expected. Looks very expensive.
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    Enjoying my new experience
    Posted by Carol Q. | Reviewing SilverTribe.com | Posted on
    I just received my 3rd (or is it 4th) order from SilverTribe. Not one single piece has been anything but exactly as advertised. I can now even tell the difference in the tribe jewelry..and that is amazing. Such a great selection (I can be 'looking' for my next treasure for hours. In doing so I have a wish list I can draw from for my next order..and make no mistake I will have many more next orders. Thank you for a quality product that is unique above all others. I am so happy I found your website!
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    Pretty!
    Posted by Jodi S. | Reviewing SilverTribe.com | Posted on
    Looks like the tropics on your finger. The color is very bright like ocean water. Love it!
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    Beautiful!
    Posted by Gayle C. | Reviewing SilverTribe.com | Posted on
    This is a stunning piece of Zuni jewelry. The craftsmanship is impeccable. I absolutely love it! I have worn it every day since I received it, and every day, someone notices it, and comments on how lovely it is. I am thrilled with this purchase!
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