Vintage Zuni Coral and Turquoise Ring by Effie Calavaza
The famous Zuni silversmith Effie Calavaza is well known for her jewelry created with a snake design.
This vintage ladies sterling silver snake ring is set with coral and turquoise cabochons surrounded by her very traditional design.
Effie C made several different sizes of her rings and this one is the largest size with the top measuring approximately 1 1/4 by 9/16 inch.
Both the coral and turquoise cabochons are approximately 7/16 by 5/16 inch.
Today Effie's daughters are also creating these designs but this ring is a vintage one from the 1970's. I purchased a number of items from a family that were Native American dealers during the 1960's to 1970's and this ring was one of the pieces that I purchased from them.
Signed Effie C and Zuni.