Published on February 12, 2013 by Casey
The greatest name in Indian jewelry was Charles Loloma, but the grand master died a few years ago, having changed forever the face of Indian art. Working with him in his studio for more than 16 years was his gifted niece, Sherian Honhongva.
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A master jeweler in her own right, Sherian has continued the creative tradition, making jewelry with all the skill and design sense of her famous uncle. Like Loloma’s, Sherian’s jewelry has a sculptural quality.
Gemstones, wonderfully colored corals and other materials including ironwood, mastodon ivory, pearls are merged into exciting compositions. Unusual combinations of colors and textures are a hallmark of her work. Almost always, the jewels are set in or combined with gold.