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Mon, Jun 5, 2023 02:00AM EDT - Fri, Jun 9, 2023 03:00PM EDT
Lot 189

Hopi Charles Loloma Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring

Estimate: $8,500 - $12,500

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Featured in this lot is this sterling silver turquoise ring from Hopi artist Charles Loloma born in 1921 and died in 1991. The ring features a wonderfully and professionally crafted sterling silver, Lapis Lazuli, turquoise, red branch coral, and Ironwood construction that shows the gemstones inlaid into the outside of the ring and shows the artist hallmark on the underside of the ring band. In 1954, Loloma opened a pottery shop in Scottsdale, Arizona. He called his line of pottery Lolomaware. Although he was an excellent potter and painter, Loloma found his true passion in jewelry making. Most Southwestern Native jewelers use materials such as turquoise, silver, and occasional coral accents. Loloma used unconventional materials like sugilite, lapis, ivory, gold, pearls, diamonds, and even exotic woods. He used turquoise as an accent to his pieces. He drew inspiration from global societies. For example, he created Hopi interpretations of Egyptian deities. The jewelry of Charles Loloma was featured in the first Heard Museum Fair in 1961 and many more to follow. The condition of this Hopi ring is good with no obvious signs of damage and shows good overall condition. The measurements of this ring is 7/8" x 7/8" x 3/8". The ring size is US 6 1/4. The collective weight of this ring is 7.6g. The ring comes with Certificates of Authenticity and also includes a magazine journal entry about the artist and a ring that looks strikingly similar to this ring.

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