Carmen Goertzen

Carmen Goertzen (Tlaajang Nung Kingaass) was born in June, 1963 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Raised and educated in Massett, Haida Gwaii, Carmen began carving at the  young age of eleven, and it has been his main interest ever since. Robert Davidson, an internationally acclaimed Haida artist instructed Carmen in making his own carving tools.

Carmen is not only involved in making Northwest Coast Native jewelry and wood items, but he is interested in photography and silk-screening. In 1987, Carmen began carving on a serious note using wood, stone and metal, with a particular emphasis on carving gold, silver and argillite.

In 1991, he was named hereditary Chief of Dadens on Haida Gwaii and held a highly anticipated Potlatch, a representation of high status within his family ancestry. Presently, Carmen resides in Vancouver but keeps a strong connection with his relatives living in Massett.

Carmen’s distinctive style embodies depth, dimension and a traditional style that surpasses most. For these reasons his jewelry pieces and masks are sought-after by many collectors of Northwest Coast First Nations artwork.

  • Bear Pendant

    Carmen Goertzen

    $450.00 CAD

    14K Yellow Gold, Engraved

  • Wolf & Killerwhale Engagement Set

    Carmen Goertzen

    $2,550.00 CAD

    18K White Gold, Engraved
    3.7mm Diamond in Bezel Setting
    Width: 3/8″
    Size: 8.25

  • Wolf Pendant

    Carmen Goertzen

    $375.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, 14K Yellow gold

  • Killerwhale Drop Earrings

    Carmen Goertzen

    $650.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, 14K Yellow gold

  • Bear Pendant

    Carmen Goertzen

    $375.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, 14K Yellow gold

  • Eagle Drop Earrings

    Carmen Goertzen

    $650.00 CAD

    Sterling silver, 14K Yellow gold

  • Frog Ring

    Carmen Goertzen

    $605.00 CAD

    14K Yellow Gold, Engraved

    1/4″ Width

    Size 6.75

  • Raven Ring

    Carmen Goertzen

    $820.00 CAD

    18K Yellow Gold, Engraved

    3/8″ Width, Tapered

    Size 6.25

  • Hummingbird Ring

    Carmen Goertzen

    $360.00 CAD

    14K Yellow Gold, Engraved

    3/16″ Width

    Size 5.5

  • Wolf and Killerwhale Ring

    Carmen Goertzen

    $605.00 CAD

    14K Yellow Gold, Engraved

    1/4″ Width

    Size 6.75

  • Raven Ring

    Carmen Goertzen

    $700.00 CAD

    14K Yellow Gold, Engraved

    5/16″ Width

    Size 7

  • Raven Ring

    Carmen Goertzen

    $605.00 CAD

    14K Yellow Gold, Engraved

    1/4″ Width

    Size 6.75

  • Eagle Ring

    Carmen Goertzen

    $850.00 CAD

    14K Yellow Gold, Engraved

    5/16″ width, tapered

    Size 9

  • Frog Ring

    Carmen Goertzen

    $475.00 CAD

    14K Yellow Gold, Engraved

    1/4″ width

    Size 8.5

  • Killerwhale Ring

    Carmen Goertzen

    $800.00 CAD

    14K Yellow Gold, Engraved

    5/16″ width

    Size 8

  • Raven Pendant

    Carmen Goertzen

    $350.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, Abalone Shell, Oxidized

    Engraved

  • Wolf Ring

    Carmen Goertzen

    $450.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, Abalone Shell

    Engraved

    3/8″ width

    Size 6

  • Moon Pendant

    Carmen Goertzen

    $1,200.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, Abalone shell

    Cast & Reworked by Hand

     

     

     

  • Eagle Ring

    Carmen Goertzen

    $300.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, Oxidized & Engraved

    Size 9

  • Eagle Ring

    Carmen Goertzen

    $300.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, Oxidized & Engraved

    Size 7

  • Bear Ring

    Carmen Goertzen

    $920.00 CAD

    14K Yellow Gold, Engraved

    Size 11.25

  • Raven and Light Ring

    Carmen Goertzen

    $880.00 CAD

    14K Yellow Gold, Engraved

    Size 8.5

  • Eagle Bracelet

    Carmen Goertzen

    $500.00 CAD

    Sterling Silver, 14k Gold, Engraved

     

  • Eagle & Killerwhale Ring

    Carmen Goertzen

    $820.00 CAD

    14K Yellow Gold, Engraved

    3/8″ width

    Size 9.5