This vintage Effie Calavaza cuff has 7 round, Sleeping Beauty turquoise stones set in scalloped bezels and separated by drops. Two snakes slither around the stones and are ready to strike. The piece is also accented with stampings around the rim and at the terminals.
Effie Calavaza, of the Zuni, is well-known for her snake jewelry and this is a fine example of her work. The snake is a symbol of transformation.
1" in width. The stones are just under 1/2" in diameter. The inside measures 5.75" with a 1.5" gap for a total of 7.25". There is a very small crack in one of the stones, but the stone is secure and this does not detract from the integrity of the piece. Signed Effie C and Zuni. Acid tests sterling. 75.3 grams in weight.
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