The jewelry designer has repurposed traditional native turquoise jewelry to benefit the Future Heritage Fund, to be sold in Hopper’s boutique. The Future Heritage Offering line will donate approximately 20 percent of sales to a variety of Southwest-based charities to help maintain and protect traditional Native American crafts, arts, education and New Mexican wildlife — all through a partnership with the New Mexico Community Foundation.
The collection’s selection of cuffs, rings and earrings will retail from $995 to $17,000. They will exclusively retail at the Upper East Side Hayward House boutique. The designs will remain in store through the holiday retail season.
Sheffield says the one-off collection was inspired by her New Mexican upbringing. Hopper, the daughter of actor Dennis Hopper, also spent sizable time in the state as a child.
“The Southwest is a deeply spiritual place where we continue to find connections and contemporary modes of expressing its resonant beauty and sacredness across so many disciplines of art and craft today. In collecting works of Native and other regional artisans, I not only decorate my life, but create missions of connectivity I hope to manifest in a greater way, if only to reflect the reverence I have for the people there and the vastness of dreams that the Southwest has loaned to me,” Sheffield said.
On Thursday, Hopper’s boutique will participate in an Upper East Side block party to fete the collection.
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