Turquoise And Coral Zuni Effie Calavaza Snake Sterling Silver Belt Buckle SX110198

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MATERIALS:

Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Coral.

MEASUREMENTS:

Belt buckle measures approximately 1-7/8" long, 2-7/8" at widest, and will fit a belt that is up to 1-1/2" wide. The belt buckle weighs 64 grams.

DESCRIPTION:

This lovely belt buckle 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 of genuine sterling silver, real Turquoise stones, and real Corals. The belt buckle has a total of TWELEVE stones, FOUR of which are inlayed and create the snakes' eyes, while the other EIGHT stones are set in hand cut bezel in the midst of gorgeous silver snake designs. Mini silver beads and imprinted patterns add style for an excellent 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 buckle is stamped Zuni and is 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 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
SKUSX110198
Material DetailsSterling silver, real Turquoise, and Coral.
Measurements and InfoBelt buckle measures approximately 1-7/8" long, 2-7/8" at widest, and will fit a belt that is up to 1-1/2" wide. The belt buckle weighs 64 grams.
HallmarkedBy Artist, Zuni
CategoriesBelt Buckles
ArtistEffie Calavaza
TribeZuni
Setting TypeInlay, Multiple Stones
Belt StyleNo
Number Of StonesTwelve
Stone ColorMulti Color
StoneTurquoise
Item Color SecondaryCoral
Creative DesignSnake

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