A master jeweler, painter, teacher, tribal leader, this remarkable artist works with exceptional materials and sets them in the simplest of settings, so they show to their greatest advantage.
These chunks of fossilized tusk ivory are set so that the subtly rounded forms gleam softly.
The lighter ivory is from fossil walrus tusks; the darker, soft brown ivory is fossilized mastodon tusk ( prehistoric, extinct elephant-type animals ).
The arrangement of the ivory is geometric, and precise, with graphic contrast between the different chunks of ivory.
Strikingly handsome, the natural material is intriguing, the design is simple, but effective, and the workmanship is expert.
Note that the inlay continues all the way around the shank, so the size of the ring cannot be altered.
This is remarkable ring, in its design, its materials, and its execution, all of the highest order.
A classic, future heirloom, from an early student of the legendary Charles Loloma, who brings his own, recognized talent and vision to each piece.