Zuni Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Coral Snake Post Earrings
By Effie Calavaza, Zuni, New Mexico. A signature trademark of Effie's
is the snake symbol entwined around a genuine natural Sleeping Beauty
Turquoise nugget and a Coral nugget. Beautifully created and a signature
work of art, a southwest tradition is of Turquoise and Coral on
Sterling Silver. The earrings are 3/4" long. Signed Effie C.
Zuni. You will be receiving one of the pairs in the pictures below.
This jewelry comes from one of the leading trading posts in the
heart of the Indian Nation. Established over 35 years ago, the owners
recently retired and liquidated $200,000 wholesale ($450,000 retail)
of their inventory to Alltribes. They worked with some of the best
Navajo and Zuni jewelers and kept to the highest standards of quality
and craftsmanship. This jewelry features unique designs and quality
stones. It was made before the price of silver went up and will
have lower prices.
The serpent deities are symbols of abundant rainfall to some tribes
and some use the serpent as a totem for healing stomach and kidney
ailments, while some tribes believed that to ensure success on the
battlefield and in the hunt they would cover their arrows with rattlesnake
skins to give their weapons the ability to strike with snakelike
Calavaza - Cadillac Jewelry of Zuni. The crafting of Zuni Indian
jewelry is an art which demands expertise, patience and exactness.
The channel inlay and snake design work of Effie Calavaza is among
the best known of all Zuni jewelry. For nearly a half century, Effie
has been perfecting her jewelry making technique. Together with
her three daughters (Georgiana, Gloria Jean and Susie) and son Randy,
Effie creates pieces of jewelry widely acclaimed for its exactness
of detail. All of the pieces crafted by the Calavaza family are
stamped in the same manner: Effie C. Zuni. This is your assurance
that the jewelry you are purchasing has been crafted in an expert
fashion, using only the finest materials available. Most of the
pieces produced by the Calavaza family - bolos, buckles, watch bracelets,
pinky rings - are made using the traditional sand-cast technique.
Effie Calavaza is a Native American jewelry artist of the Zuni
Pueblo. Her work is in high demand world wide. She specializes
in using large gemstones, sand casting Sterling Silver, and
creating dazzling serpent deity designs. Effie has had many
immitators over seas and she even had to go to the Supreme Court
to gain copyright protection of her work to stop the copy cat
improts. She has been creating incredible pieces of Silver jewelry
non-stop since 1956.
We understand the true value and nature of hand crafted Indian art.
And, we recognize that it is important to know that the artist is
truly a member of a Native American tribe. So, to ensure you that
this is the real deal, a Certificate of Authenticity has been included
with this item.
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Coral Snake Post
Earrings Jewelry by Effie 2748-244752-ER $149.00
By Phone At 512-864-2081
108 W 8th St, Georgetown, TX 78626 , Phone: 512-864-2081
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