Zuni Snake Pendant

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Effie Calavaza - Zuni Sterling Silver
Vintage Snake Pendant
HK Item #P390

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  Authentic Vintage Native American Sterling Silver turquoise and coral snake pendant by Zuni Effie Calavaza

Condition
Vintage, Pre-owned, stones intact with no cracks or chips, even dark patina
Material
turquoise coral, Read about stones
sterling silver, Read about silver
leather cord
Size
1 1/4" x 1/2"
Hallmarks
stamped: EFFIE C  ZUNI
Artist

Effie Calavaza, Zuni

 

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Effie Calavaza - Zuni Sterling Silver
Vintage Snake Pendant

Authentic Native American  Sterling Silver turquoise and coral snake pendant by Zuni Effie Calavaza

Authentic Vintage Native American Sterling Silver turquoise and coral snake pendant by Zuni Effie Calavaza

Comes with a 36" black leather cord.

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Who is Effie Calavaza?

Zuni artist,Effie Calavaza is from Zuni, New Mexico. She is famous 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.

Native American Jewelry Blog tips and iinformationTURQUOISE is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It is known as a master healer stone as it is believed to help speed the healing process. It is also thought that turquoise can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart.

Turquoise comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green and it is the natural variations in turquoise that make it appealing. The color of turquoise in American Indian jewelry ranges from brownish green to bright blue. Found in veins sandwiched in between layers of mother rock, turquoise can show some of the influence of the mother rock in its matrix or veining. The matrix colors range from blue to golden brown to black and sometimes with golden flecks. Many people prefer turquoise with matrix over clear stones. Read more about stones.


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 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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