For decades, the combination of turquoise and coral has been used in Navajo jewelry. "During the earliest period of silver making (classic period or first phase) the form of silver pieces and also their decoration came to have special symbolic significance. The colors of certain stones, such as turquoise and coral, and the use of four decorative elements in a design became associated with the cardinal directions...Dualities such as double or paired forms suggested the relationship of earth and sky, hot and cold, material or immaterial. " 1 These two gemstones are often paired with the leaf and tendril, signifying life.
8 stunning strands of turquoise with coral finished with
sterling silver cones and lobster claw clasp. 23" long.
Lovely cuff bracelet with turquoise and coral. width on top is
7/8", total circumference is 6 1/4". Could be adjusted 1/4" larger
Each of the 7 links is signed "Effie C./Zuni". Effie Calavaza and
her daughters are the most famous Zuni silversmiths in the world.
Every piece they make have the snake motif. You can read about
here. The bracelet is 8-8 1/4: long with a lobster claw clasp.
1 1/4" long on sterling silver wires. Signed "M". SOLD
1 Millicent Rogers Museum Squash Blossom and Stars, Learning from Pueblo and Navajo Jewelry, a "MRM" For Kids Project. http://www.millicentrogers.org/silver_turquoise_and_coral.htm