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 Effie Calavaza, Zuni  -  Sterling Silver
Vintage NOS Snake Bracelet
HK Item #BP666
- size 6 3/4"

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Authentic Native American Sterling Silver Snake Bracelet by Zuni artist Effie Calavaza

materials
sterling silver, Read about silver
turquoise, coral, Read about stones
size 
6 3/4" total inside circumference (including 1" gap) and approximate wrist size. See diagram below.
1" wide
weight
74 grams
hallmarks
EFFIE C.
ZUNI
artist
Effie Calavaza, Zuni

Authentic Native American Sterling Silver Snake Bracelet by Zuni artist Effie Calavaza

Authentic Native American Sterling Silver Snake Bracelet by Zuni artist Effie Calavaza

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Vintage Jewelry

Effie Calavaza, Zuni
Sterling Silver, Turquoise, Coral
Vintage NOS Snake Bracelet
BP666
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

$495 plus s/h

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Authentic Native American Sterling Silver Snake Bracelet by Zuni artist Effie Calavaza

Authentic Native American Sterling Silver Snake Bracelet by Zuni artist Effie Calavaza

Authentic Native American Sterling Silver Snake Bracelet by Zuni artist Effie Calavaza

Authentic Native American Sterling Silver Snake Bracelet by Zuni artist Effie Calavaza

We leave the natural patina on our vintage jewelry because many of our customers like the old "vintage" appearance.

Want your jewelry to look like new? Read my blog 'To Polish or Not to Polish'.

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About Effie Calavaza

Zuni artist Effie Calavaza was from Zuni, New Mexico. She is famous for her snake designs. She learned silversmithing from her husband Juan Calavaza and began making her own designs in 1956. Her pieces are prized and collected throughout the world.

Indian Snake Symbolism

For some Native American tribes the snake represents abundant rainfall and fertility and is depicted as as lightning or a lightning arrow. Some tribes use the snake as a healing image or for swiftness in battle. The snake does not symbolize anything negative or treacherous. Snakes are rarely used in Navajo jewelry but they are often seen in Zuni jewelry.

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.

Our Rescue Mission
of
Native American Indian Jewelry and Artifacts

We are in the vintage Native American jewelry rescue business and are passionate about finding new homes for used and vintage jewelry and artifacts. That's why we purchase Native American pieces from estates, inheritances, collection downsizing and New Old Stock (NOS) inventory from closed stores.

Often people contact us after taking a box of Native American jewelry to their local 2 pawn shop and find that a pawn shop is mainly interested in melt value of the metals and not in preserving the beautiful historic pieces. To hear that people have considered selling these treasures for melt value makes us truly sad.

Melt value is usually far below what we would offer for the jewelry. Yet we can't pay retail price for items because of the time and cost involved in finding new homes for them. We have to research, often repair and restore the jewelry, photograph and list each item on our website, and sometimes hold pieces in inventory for years until the right buyer comes along.

We hope you'll find something special in our vintage shop that will complete yet another circle of our jewelry re-homing mission.

About Silver

100% solid silver won't tarnish but it is too soft to use for making jewelry - it could easily be scratched, dented and bent. Sterling silver has a small amount of one or more other metals usually copper, added to the silver. To be called sterling silver, the alloy must contain at least 92.5% pure silver. Sterling silver alloy is harder than pure silver but the added metals also can cause discoloration or tarnish.

Read more about silver.

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 (, 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.
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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