Vintage Effie Snake Turquoise & Coral Snake Ring
Playful textured snake wraps around two stones of Turquoise and Coral in this classic Effie design. Each snake features an inlay of turquoise for the eyes. The half round band is simple in the back and tapers wider towards the top where the centerpiece of Turquoise and Coral rest in hand-crafted saw-tooth bezels.
Effie Calavaza, a Zuni Native American artist from Zuni, New Mexico, is known for her signature silver snake designed jewelry that wraps around nuggets of turquoise and/or coral. The eyes of the snake are inlaid with matching stones. Effie learned silversmithing from her husband, Juan Calavaza, in 1956. They worked side by side until his death in 1970. Effie Calavaza is one of the most widely recognized and most collected Zuni artist. Want more? See our what other “EFFIE” items we have.
Notice: If you like this ring, but it’s the wrong size, please contact us because most items can be sized to fit at your request. We do leave the natural patina on our estate jewelry because many of our customers like the old “vintage” appearance. If you would like your piece cleaned and polished with your purchase, please specify in the Customer Notes when checking out.