This stunning sterling silver and gold ring includes a Hummingbird crest on a heavily stippled background and features an ammolite gemstone set in 14k gold. Ammolite gemstones are a rare iridescent, organic gemstone found only in the Eastern Rocky Mountains of Canada. The Hummingbird crest is a messenger of joy and good luck. It represents intelligence, beauty, devotion, and love, while also being seen as fierce fighters and defenders of their territory.
Born in Vancouver in 1976, Carrie Matilpi is a Kwakwaka’wakw, Carrier and Cree artist who is well-known for her intricately carved gold and silver jewelry. Raised in the Kwakwaka’wakw community of Alert Bay, BC, she began an apprenticeship with her father, master carver Charles Harper, of the Carrier First Nation at just 19-years-old. Matilpi’s work often incorporates both cross-hatching and stippling techniques to accentuate her fine detailing and stippling.