Spiny Oyster and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Snake Eyes Cuff Bracelet by Effie Calavaza
Spiny Oyster and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Snake Eyes Cuff Bracelet. Made with Sterling Silver.
Effie Calavaza is from Zuni, New Mexico. She specializes in sand casting and incorporates large stones and snake designs. She began silversmithing in 1956 after learning from her husband, Juan Calavaza. She uses both her husband’s and her own designs.
Her work is stamped EFFIE C. ZUNI in 1/16 Gothic print. This is the family hallmark used by Effie and her three daughters (she shared her spouse’s mark, JUAN C. ZUNI, until his death ca. 1970). Over the years, her daughters, Georgiana Yatsattie, Gloria Jean Garcia and Susie Calavaza have assisted Effie in jewelry making. Effie’s work is collected and treasured throughout the world.
Gap: 1 5/16″
Inner Circumference: 5 1/4″
Sleeping Beauty turquoise was excavated from Globe, Arizona until 2012. This rare gem is sought after worldwide for its solid sky blue hue. If you’d like to adorn yourself with a piece of Eastern Arizona, purchase this piece or any from our extensive Sleeping Beauty Collection Here!
|Dimensions||12.5 × 9.5 × 0.5 in|
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