This is an Old Effie C or Effie Calavaza Zuni Turquoise Red Coral Snake Necklace Pendant Sterling Silver Native American. Effie C specialized in sand casting and she incorporated large stones into her designs. She also did snake designs. Effie began producing in 1956 after learning the craft from her husband. She used both her husbands and her own designs. The sterling silver snake (tested) coils around the stones in a figure eight fashion while two small pieces of turquoise are inlay into the sterling silver for eyes. Both the turquoise and red coral stones are beautiful. The pendant is marked Effie C/Zuni. The 17 1/2 inch chain is sterling (marked). The pendant weighs 8.5 grams and measures 1 3/8 inch long.
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