A hallmark is a symbol, initial, or signature that is written, stamped or carved into
the back of a work of art. Bruce stamps his LBH hallmark into the back of
every piece of art he crafts.
Many Native jewelers adopted this system in the mid-1950s when Indian jewelry first became popular. Navajo silversmiths like Bruce use hallmarks to help sell their jewelry to galleries and stores. Today many stores frown upon non - hallmarked items. Many artisans have faithful collectors and fans and the hallmarks are most appreciated by the artisans’ patrons. When you procure a piece of Hodgins' art, you will see the LBH hallmark. This ensures the integrity of the work.
Bruce is certified through the U.S. Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Craft Board.
Bruce is an Artist Member and Wholesale Member of the Indian Arts and Craft Association.