Bear + Salmon Silver Bracelet with Gold + Ammolite
This unique cuff style bracelet includes both Bear and Salmon crests on a heavily stippled background and features an ammolite gemstone set in gold. Bears are a symbol of intelligence, intuition and protection; whereas Salmon represent regeneration, abundance and wealth. Ammolite gemstones are a rare iridescent, organic gemstone found only in the Eastern Rocky Mountains of Canada.
Carrie Matilpi is a Kwakwaka’wakw, Carrier and Cree artist who is well-known for her intricately carved gold and silver jewelry. She was born in Vancouver in 1976, and was raised in the Kwakwaka’wakw community of Alert Bay. At the age of nineteen, she began an apprenticeship with her father, carver Charles Harper, of the Carrier First Nation. Her younger sister, Victoria Harper, is also a well-known jewelry carver. Carrie's work often incorporates both cross-hatching and stippling techniques to accentuate her fine detailing.Show More
- Hand-carved sterling silver, 14k gold, ammolite
- 1.4” width
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