Joy Calavaza is the daughter of Effie 'Snake Woman' Calavaza and, along with her two sisters, has inherited her mother's signature jewelry style. Mother Effie was taught by her husband, Juan and began Zuni silverwork in 1956. She combined her husband's style and expertise with her own distinctive approach and has passed this on to her three talented daughters, including Joy. Their work is characterized by a family hallmark - EFFIE C. ZUNI as well as their iconic 'Snake' design.
The trademark of the Snake design is a Sterling Silver Snake entwined around Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and/or Red Coral. Often the Calavaza pieces have a number of Snakes on any piece, rather than just one. The Snake face may have Turquoise or Coral eyes inset, to add extra detail and contrast with the main of the item.
The link design of this Bracelet adds a modern, delicate influence, drawing together the Calavaza tradition with the fresh, younger generation of the family.
Each link measures 3/4" L X 1/2" W.