An Effie C Piece! This pendant necklace was created by Effie's daughter Gloria Garcia.
This pendant features 5 turquoise turquoise stones with her signature snake designs.
The snake eyes are flat with inlaid turquoise.
It's about 20" total in length. The pendant is attached to a link chain.
It's signed EFFIE C ZUNI
The pendant is 2 1/4" wide by 3/8" at it's tallest point.
Total weight: 18.2 grams on my scale.
I placed a quarter there for scale.
Effie Calavaza is from Zuni, New Mexico. She began producing wonderful jewelry in 1956. She incorporates large stones and snake designs in her work, using both turquoise and coral. The majority of the work she does is cast.
Effie shared her spouse's mark, JUAN C. ZUNI, until his death. After his death, Effie marked her work, EFFIE C. ZUNI.
The mark EFFIE C is used at as family mark by Effie and her three daughters.
Over the years, her daughters, Georgiana Yatsattie, Gloria Jean Garcia and Susie Calavaza, have assisted Effie in jewelry making. Effie's work is collected throughout the world.
Sure to make a Fine addition to any collection, or a great gift!
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