This vintage Effie Calavaza Cuff has 3 turquoise and 2 coral stones set in handmade, scalloped bezels. two snakes slither among the stones and seem ready to strike. The stones sit high at about 1/2" off the wrist.
Effie Calavaza, of the Zuni, is well-known for her snake jewelry and has been making pieces since the '70's.
The piece is just shy of 1/2" in width. The stones are approximately 12mm x 8mm. The inside measures 5.5" with a 1" gap for a total of 6.5". Slightly adjustable for a larger wrist. Signed Effie C and Zuni. Acid tests sterling. 29.6 grams in weight.
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