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A beautiful pair of Charles Loloma Hopi

tufa-cast gold stud earrings, from the collection of Charles and Georgia Loloma, c.1980

Let’s talk about some extraordinary provenance! The renowned Hopi jewelry master, Charles Loloma (1921-1991) liked these earrings enough to keep them himself. These earrings were probably made sometime around 1980.

They are most beautifully and imaginatively constructed with beautifully textured tufa-cast gold panels in the centers and polished gold panels on either side. The contrast between the rougher-textured and brightly-polished panels catches the light delightfully.

"If there is beauty in a piece of art, a person can absorb it and become more beautiful.”

-Charles Loloma

Charles Loloma (1921-1991)

Charles Loloma’s former home and studio at Hotevilla Village, Third Mesa, Hopi where these earrings were made.

The earrings measure slightly less than 1/2” square, they are exactly 7/16” in height and 7/16” in width. They weigh a very comfortable 2 grams or .07 ounce each. They are in completely excellent, essentially pristine original condition and both earrings are properly signed “Loloma” on the back in Charles Loloma’s distinctive 11-stroke engraved signature.

These earrings are an extremely elegant and refined presentation. In addition to being totally dynamite jewelry, they are significant pieces of Southwestern art history too.