Zuni Indian Earrings Effie C. (Calavaza) Snake Black Onyx Coral Eyes Dangle Sterling Silver
Authentic Effie Calavaza Zuni Earrings. These are darling dangle earrings of two pieces of unusual black onyx in Sterling Silver with the Effie trademark -- a Snake entwined around the black onyx with Coral Eyes. These hand crafted dangle earrings (for pierced ears) are exquisite showing Effie's patient and creative work. She has used Black Onyx and Coral for a wonderful design.
The earrings have a total dangle of 1-1/2" (including the 3/4" sterling silver French Ear Wires). The earrings themselves measure 3/4" by 1/2". Effie has stamped her signature hallmark of "EFFIE C. - ZUNI" on the backs of these great earrings.
The earrings are brighter and more vivid than the picture represents. This is a Zuni Indian HANDMADE product and should not be confused with imitation, dyed, and reconstituted products. All stones are genuine.
Effie Calavaza is a legend in the art of Native American Zuni Indian silversmithing.
Effie Calavaza, a Zuni jewelry artist from the Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico, is one of the most collected and most beloved Native American artists. But, she is also one of the bravest. Effie went all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States of America to obtain full copyright of her art work to stop copy cats importing fake pieces of her work.
Her work is in high demand world wide. She specializes in using large gemstones (often turquoise and coral), sand casting Sterling Silver, and creating dazzling serpent (snake) deity designs with their eyes inlaid with matching gemstones.
Effie began silversmithing in 1956 after learning from her husband, Juan Calavaza. She is still creating incredible pieces of Sterling Silver jewelry. Her work is stamped EFFIE C. ZUNI which is the family hallmark used by Effie and her daughters. Despite many rumors, Effie is still making beautiful, unique and distinctive jewelry.
Item # E-1509
List price is $150.00
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