Vintage Native American Zuni Turquoise Snake Watch

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Effie Calavaza - Vintage Zuni Sterling Silver
Turquoise Snake Watch Tips
HK Item #W242

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Vintage Zuni snake watch turquoise sterling silver Effie Calavaza

Size

Adjustable expansion band will fit from a 7 1/2" wrist to a 10" wrist. Sold only with this band.

Tips are 1" wide x 1 1/2" long

Material
Sterling silver, Read about silver
Turquoise, Read about stones
Hallmarks
EFFIE C ZUNI
Artist
Effie Calavaza, Zuni
Condition
Vintage, Pre-owned, stones intact with no cracks or chips, see photos for wear and patina.

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Vintage Zuni snake watch turquoise sterling silver Effie Calavaza

Adjustable expansion band fits from 7 1/2" to 10" wrist.

Vintage Zuni snake watch turquoise sterling silver Effie Calavaza

We include with the tips, at no extra charge, the original expansion band and a new timepiece (none of which are sterling silver nor Native American made).

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Vintage Zuni Sterling Silver
Turquoise Snake Watch Tips

HK Item #W242

$350 (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

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Paula says - "Effie Calavaza is famous for her snake jewelry. These vintage watch tips have blue and green turquoise nuggets set in handmade bezels. Two snakes wind around the settings. The silver has a wonderful patina.

"You are buying two watch tips. The term Watch Tips refers to the two Native American made decorative panels that connect the timepiece to the expansion band.

"We include at no extra charge an expansion band and the timepiece pictured here. (None of these are sterling silver nor Native American made). The timepiece will be running when it leaves here. We are selling you the tips only - the timepiece and band are included free of charge, we make no warranty on the timepiece or band. With that said, I have never had one of these watches fail me, but then I don't wear my watch in the shower or while doing dishes."

Vintage Zuni snake watch turquoise sterling silver Effie Calavaza

1" wide x 1 1/2" tips.

Band and Timepiece Replacement

If you want to replace the timepiece or the band but your local jeweler is not familiar with Native American jewelry, we can recommend an excellent shop that we use for all of our jewelry repairs. After purchase from us, you can send the watch to them for a new watch face, and a face lift - anything from a light cleaning to a full polishing. - Paula

Questions or more details.

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

Silver polishing cloths and anti tarnish bags

Native American Jewelry Blog tips and iinformationAbout 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 Vintage 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. Vintage 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. All items in our Vintage Shop have some patina, even .
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

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