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Viola Calavaza - Zuni Sterling Silver
Vintage Turquoise Snake Ring
HK Item #PR149 - Size 11 1/2

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Authentic Vintage Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise Snake ring by Viola Calavaza

Size
11 1/2
Dimensions
1 1/4" tall at the front
Weight
25 grams
Materials
Sterling silver, Read about silver
Turquoise, Read about stones
Condition
Vintage, Pre-owned, stones are tight and intact with no cracks or chips
Hallmarks
VC   ZUNI
Artist

Viola Calavaza, Zuni

Authentic Vintage Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise Snake ring by Viola Calavaza

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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 jewelry, new or old, check out our handy silver cleaning and polishing cloth.

 

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Viola Calavaza - Zuni Sterling Silver
Vintage Turquoise Snake Ring
Size 11 1/2

PR149 - $250 plus s/h
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Authentic Vintage Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise Snake ring by Viola Calavaza

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Authentic Vintage Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise Snake ring by Viola Calavaza

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 by 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 NOS.
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.

Horsekeeping LLC Native American Pawn

The Big Old Ring Collection came from a gentleman in Texas who bought a lot of Native American jewelry back in the 1970s. Among the items were a bolo tie with a gorgeous stone of natural Carico Lake Turquoise, a large natural bear Turquoise Snake pendant, and many big old rings.


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 (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.

 

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