Effie Calavaza (1928- )
Well known for her distinctive silver snake and turquoise nugget design, Effie Calavaza started working in the mid-1950s. Learning from and working with her husband, Juan Calavaza, Effie has passed her design along to her daughters Georgiana Yatsatti, Gloria Jean Garcia and Susie Calavaza. At first, Effie and her husband signed their work together with JUAN C.—ZUNI . Later, she and her daughters all signed their work with EFFIE C.—ZUNI
Effie used sleeping beauty turquoise and in further research it mentions that Effie used blue turquoise in the eyes of the snake & her daughters used Red Coral. In Zuni belief, the snake is a positive sign of rebirth and renewal.
The belt buckle measures 3-1/8″ x 2-1/8″. The bolo measures 2-1/2″ long by 1-3/4″ wide. Every piece is signed EFFIE C. ZUNI
This ring measures 1-1/4” long x 1” wide, all stones are in very good condition. The ring is size 7.5. It is not signed except with the sterling mark. The ring contains coral, turquoise, mop, opal, lapis & onyx.
The ring weighs 11.77 grams. PRICE: $165.00
This ring is a Stunner! The ring is 7/8″ long x 3/4″ wide. It really makes a Statement!
Total weight is 10.69g, 10K Rose Gold, Size 7. The rubies are natural. The center diamond is a mine cut of good quality and clarity, approximately .33ct. The double row of diamonds are single cuts, set in white gold. The ring is mostly hand made. PRICE: $1,295.0