Why I’m currently (and always) obsessing over Charles Loloma jewelry, the father of ‘New Native American’ jewelry.

I’m always obsessing over Charles Loloma jewelry. Considered the Father of ‘New Native American’ jewelry, Loloma was a Hopi designer whose modern designs changed everything about jewelry and fashion.

His childhood was surrounded by art. So, naturally he started producing murals and pottery known as Lolomaware. In 1955, he started making jewelry and by 1963 he had a Paris jewelry show that helped him reach international renown. His pieces are in the collections of top collectors including celebrities and socialites.