Zuni Effie Calavaza Turquoise And Coral Sterling Silver Snake Bracelet AX96896

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MATERIALS:

Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Coral.

MEASUREMENTS:

The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-7/8", plus a 1-3/4" opening, and 1" at widest point. The bracelet weighs 65 grams.

DESCRIPTION:

You will absolutely fall in love with this stunning bracelet! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist J. Effie Calavaza, out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise and Coral stones. The bracelet has a total of ELEVEN stones, SEVEN of which are delicately set in hand cut bezels in the midst of two gorgeous silver snake designs, while the other FOUR are inlaid and create the snakes' eyes. Silver beads and imprinted designs can be seen accenting the snake designs for a wonderful 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 bracelet is stamped Zuni and is hallmarked.

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.

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. 

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

SKUAX96896
Material DetailsSterling silver, real Turquoise, and Coral.
Measurements and InfoThe inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-7/8", plus a 1-3/4" opening, and 1" at widest point. The bracelet weighs 65 grams.
HallmarkedBy Artist, Zuni
CategoriesBracelets
ArtistJ. Effie Calavaza
TribeZuni
Bracelet StyleCuff
Setting TypeInlay, Multiple Stones
Number Of StonesEleven
Number of Strands of LinksN/A
Stone ColorMulti Color
StoneTurquoise
Item Color SecondaryCoral
Creative DesignSnake

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