Here's a dead pawn, vintage, turquoise & sterling silver "snake ring" that was handmade by the world renowned jewelry artist Effie Calabaza.
This size 7+1/2 ring weighs a very comfortable 7 grams and it measures 1+1/8" long. The back of the ring has Effie's hallmark and it's also stamped Zuni.
Despite it's age this wonderful old beauty is still in great condition. It can use a bit of polishing but we'll leave that for it's next owner. Our policy is that we don't clean vintage jewelry as most collectors prefer to receive these older items "as is".
The two beautifully matched stones are mounted in handmade bezels and they are not cracked nor chipped. The sterling silver shows only minimal wear.
Pawn traders are limited, by The State, as to what information they can provide.
In this case the only useful info we got is that the ring was made during the 1970's.
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The coin in one of the pictures is a quarter.