Zuni Turquoise And Coral Sterling Silver Snake Effie Calavaza Link Bracelet RX105331

THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY

MATERIALS:

Sterling silver, real Turquoise and Coral.

MEASUREMENTS:

The link bracelet measures approximately 8-1/4" inside circumference, which means the bracelet will fit a wrist that is 7-1/4" to 8" comfortably. Each link measures approximately 3/4" long (excluding side links) and 1/2" at widest point. 

DESCRIPTION

You will absolutely fall in love with this stunning link bracelet! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Effie Calavaza, out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise stones and Corals. The bracelet has a total of TWENTY FOUR stones, TWELVE of which are inlayed to create the snakes eyes, while the other TWELVE are set in hand cut bezel, in the midst of SIX amazing silver snake designs. Silver beads add style and character to the bracelet. The snake is found in many healing and fertility rituals. It is also connected with lightning, speed, and being able to move undetected. Bracelet is stamped Zuni and hallmarked by the artist.

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.

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.

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!

Details
SKU RX105331
Material Details Sterling silver, real Turquoise and Coral.
Measurements and Info The link bracelet measures approximately 8-1/4" inside circumference, which means the bracelet will fit a wrist that is 7-1/4" to 8" comfortably. Each link measures approximately 3/4" long (excluding side links) and 1/2" at widest point
Stamped By Artist, Zuni
Categories Bracelets
Artist Effie Calavaza
Tribe Zuni
Bracelet Style Link
Setting Type Inlay, Multiple Stones
Number Of Stones Twenty Four
Number of Strands of Links Six
Item Color Multicolor
Item Color Primary Turquoise
Item Color Secondary Coral
Animal or Symbol Snake
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