Vintage Effie C. Turquoise & Coral Bracelet and Ring (AKA Slave Bracelet) - Zuni

Vintage Effie C. Turquoise & Coral Bracelet and Ring (AKA Slave Bracelet) - Zuni

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Maker: Signed "Effie C. Zuni". Effie Calavaza (1928- ) is a Zuni jewelry maker and is well-known for incorporating snake designs into her jewelry. 

Approx. Age: Vintage. Circa 1970s.

Size: The bracelet has an inside circumference measures 5 1/4 inches plus a 1 inch opening (making it fit an approx. 6 1/4 inch wrist). Measures 7/8 or an inch at its widest.  44.5 g. The ring fits a size 6 and is 7/8 or an inch at its widest. The set weighs 27.2 g. 

Additional Info: Intriguing Turquoise and Coral, Zuni, Snake design Bracelet and Ring Set. The eyes of the snake are small turquoise inlay. Ring and Bracelet are connected by a chain with an additional turquoise and coral snake head piece. 

Condition: Vintage, good for it's age, normal wear expected.

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"Old Pawn" on the other hand, traditionally referred to the personal jewelry certain Natives used to leave on "Pawn" with the trading post "back in the day." This was their personal jewelry and therefore thought of as being of higher quality. On some occasions, the person lost this jewelry for non-payment. Then buyers would come in looking for some of that "old pawn" jewelry (because they thought it was made better than the stuff made for the tourists). However, the words "old pawn" are often now interchange with "dead pawn" or just "pawn." The word "pawn" does not describe the age of a piece. 

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