Effie Calavaza, hallmark EFFIE C ZUNI, Native American Sterling Silver and Turquoise Belt Buckle
Effie Calavaza, hallmark EFFIE C ZUNI, Native American Sterling Silver and Turquoise Belt Buckle
Effie Calavaza, hallmark EFFIE C ZUNI, Native American Sterling Silver and Turquoise Belt Buckle
Effie Calavaza, hallmark EFFIE C ZUNI, Native American Sterling Silver and Turquoise Belt Buckle
Effie Calavaza, hallmark EFFIE C ZUNI, Native American Sterling Silver and Turquoise Belt Buckle
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Effie Calavaza, hallmark EFFIE C ZUNI, Native American Sterling Silver and Turquoise Belt Buckle

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A beautiful Effie Calavaza Sterling Silver and Turquoise belt buckle available for sale. 

When one talks about "breaking the glass ceiling" one normally thinks of corporate America. Effie Calavaza is a Zuni Native American woman who broke the glass ceiling of Native American jewelry making. 

Born in 1928 into the Zuni Native American tribe, Effie Calavaza was introduced to silversmithing by her husband Juan Calavaza. She began working on jewelry with her husband in 1952. For the next 28 years Effie produced jewelry under her husband's hallmark. When he died in 1970 Effie didn't stop. She began producing her jewelry under her own hallmark. Today as I write this, at the age of 95, Effie is still purportedly making jewelry. He daughters do also produce jewelry under her hallmark. 

Effie has won awards for her jewelry and is known for her legal case, which was brought to the Supreme Court of the United States, which helped protect Native American artists from cheap imported knock-offs. 

Effie is known for her use of snakes in her pieces. In Zuni mythology snakes are considered good and represent energy. Snakes are supposed to aid in the connection with greater powers. Snake's symbolizes life, death, and rebirth, and are believed to have curative powers and are also associated with lightning.

This belt buckle weighs in at a hefty 83 grams. It is approximately 3 and 1/4 inches wide and 2 and 1/4 inches tall. It is made for a belt approximately 1 and 1/2 inches in width. Though largish this belt buckle would be perfect for a woman.

Price includes sales tax, shipping, and handling. 

Our antique and vintage silver for sale is mainly vintage, pre-owned, and antique items. They usually will have signs of wear and tear. The pieces may have dents, scratches, patina(tarnish or oxidation caused by age), cracked and broken stones, etc.  The item in the photographs may be larger or smaller than what they appear in the photo. Check the description for physical dimensions and contact us with any questions. We are not experts in stones and stone types are based off our knowledge. We do acid tests for silver purity. Items are sold as is. 

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