Lewis Lomay (Lomayesva) is known for jewelry of clean, modern design with a European influence. He was born at Old Oraibi on Hopis Third Mesa and studied art at the Albuquerque Indian School. Around 1930 he transferred to Santa Fe Indian School where Dorothy Dunn was teaching the flat style of painting for which the School became known. Lomays interest in developing new styles met with Dunns disapproval so he switched to studying jewelry under Ambrose Roanhorse.
During the Great Depression he quite school to work at Frank Patanias Thunderbird Shop where he stayed for 13 years. Lomay worked in both the traditional style he learned at school, but also developed clean, modern designs inspired by Patania. After starting his own business, he entered his work in shows and immediately started winning awards. The accolades continued until his death, just before the 1996 Santa Fe Indian Market.
You are looking at a super rare important Hopi early handmade sterling silver & gem old morenci turquoise Ring. It is Handmade and signed on the bottom exterior band by the LEGENDARY Hopi artist Lewis Lomay.A Native American jewelry collection will never be complete without at least one piece made by Lewis Lomay. He is certainly one of the most recognized artists in NA history. This ring is roughly a size 9 1/2 and weighs a heavy 15.7 grams. Its a smaller size yet bold and heavy piece.
This ring alongside any other Lomay would be considered Museum Quality. The item "Important Early Hopi LEWIS LOMAY Sterling & Old Morenci Turquoise Ring Size 9.5" is in sale since Wednesday, October 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Rings". The seller is "my2shadows45" and is located in Dearborn, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.