14K Gold Kingman Turquoise Inlay Ring by Ervin Hoskie (1953-2003), Navajo Nation
Contemporary Mosaic Inlay Ring by Ervin Hoskie (1953-2003), Navajo Nation, high grade Kingman turquoise, 14K gold, size 8, 5/8” wide, mint condition
Navajo Nation jeweler Ervin Hoskie was born in Shiprock, New Mexico into the Mud People Clan for the Bear People Clan.
One of the innovators of the contemporary mosaic inlay style of southwest jewelry, Ervin won numerous prizes and awards for his work. His jewelry is in major private collections, as well as in several Museum collections including the Heard Museum, AZ, and the Mithchell Museum of American Indian Art, IL.
His jewelry has traditional meanings as well as reflections of his contemporary aesthetic sense. Although, Ervin is no longer with us, his art continues in the many designs and models he fabricated that are still being produced today.