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.
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 Charles Loloma, 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.