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Vintage JewelryEffie Calavaza, Zuni
Sterling Silver and Turquoise

Vintage NOS Snake Ring

HK Item #PR185 - size 11 1/2

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Authentic Native American Vintage Sterling Silver Turquoise and Coral Snake ring by Zuni Effie Calavaza size 11 1/2 from the Louisiana Collection

Size
11 1/2
Dimensions
1 1/4" tall at the front
Weight
25 grams
Materials
sterling silver, Read about silver
turquoise, coral, Read about stones
Condition
vintage, NOS, excellent; stones firmly set with no cracks or chips
Hallmarks
EFFIE C. ZUNI
Artist
Effie Calavaza, Zuni

Authentic Native American Vintage Sterling Silver Turquoise and Coral Snake ring by Zuni Effie Calavaza size 11 1/2 from the Louisiana Collection

Authentic Native American Vintage Sterling Silver Turquoise and Coral Snake ring by Zuni Effie Calavaza size 11 1/2 from the Louisiana Collection

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Effie Calavaza, Zuni
Sterling Silver and Turquoise
Vintage NOS Snake Ring

PR185 - size 11 1/2

$255 plus s/h (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

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Paula says - "Zuni artist,Effie Calavaza is from Zuni, New Mexico. She is renowned for her snake designs. She learned silversmithing from her husband Juan Calavaza and has been making her own designs since 1956. Her pieces are collected throughout the world.

"This ring is NOS (new old stock) that was made more than a decade ago but never sold - it is brand new vintage!"

Authentic Native American Vintage Sterling Silver Turquoise and Coral Snake ring by Zuni Effie Calavaza size 11 1/2 from the Louisiana Collection

CAN I HAVE A RING RESIZED?

We leave the natural patina on our pawn jewelry because many of our customers like the old "" appearance. If you'd like to clean up your silver jewerly, new or old, check out our handy silver cleaning and polishing cloth.

 

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Vintage JewelryLouisiana Collection                   

A splendid Chippewa gentleman who was a disabled veteran, operated a Native American jewelry store in Louisiana which he loved very much. He and his wife shopped in the southwest for their store. When he passed on, his wife, also a disabled veteran, didn't feel she would be able to operate the store alone and besides the memories of her dear husband were so entwined with the jewelry, she felt she needed to move on. After a few years, and with the help of a good girlfriend, she began going through the items in her storage locker and sending them to us to find new homes for.

All of these items are New Old Stock and some of them are vintage. This is quite a large collection which we will be listing for some time to come.

About the Symbol of the Snake

You'll probably never see snakes used in Navajo jewelry but they are often seen in Zuni jewelry.

The snake in some Native American tribes is considered to represent the same properties as lightning or the lightning arrow. They often have a similar visual form. The snake does not symbolize anything negative or treacherous. Rather, the snake represents abundant rainfall and fertility. Other tribes use the snake as a healing image or for swiftness in battle.

We here in Colorado live with snakes - they are part of the landscape and ecosystem. Since our climate is semi-arid, we welcome the abundant rainfall the snake might bring.

NOTE: Items in our Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.
Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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Patina
A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

 

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