Over the centuries, cultural and ceremonial forms of adornment have evolved from shells to tattoos to the modern metals and natural materials seen in contemporary jewelry today. The distinctive symbols of the Northwest Coast and Inuit are designed into beautiful, wearable works of art.

  • Wasgo Pendant

    Gryn White

    $180.00 CAD

    Argillite, Catlinite, Abalone shell

    Revered as a great hunter, the Sea Wolf (Wasgo) was often associated with a special spirit power that man had to acquire to become a successful hunter. Four features that the Sea Wolf can be identified by are an elongated snout with flared nostrils, several large  teeth (which may include canines), prominent ears, and a curled-over tail. Crucially, the mythical Sea Wolf is often indicated by the addition of fins or flippers to traditional wolf imagery. This creature is known to many nations, and is  called Wasgo in Haida legend.

  • Eagle Pendant

    Gryn White

    $180.00 CAD

    Argillite, Catlinite, Abalone shell

    The intelligent Eagle symbolizes status, power, peace and friendship. Eagle feathers are considered a sacred part of many ceremonies and rituals. The Eagle is known to mate with one partner for a lifetime.

    In Haida legend, the Eagle and Raven are close companions and serve as alter egos.

  • Bear Pendant

    Gryn White

    $180.00 CAD

    Argillite, Catlinite, Abalone shell

    The powerful, human-like Bear was referred to as ‘Elder Kinsmen’ and treated as a high-ranking guest when killed. As a close relation to mankind, Bear is considered to be the link between the human and non-human realms as well linking the secular natural with the supernatural or the divine.  The Bear symbolizes courage, strength, authority and learned humility.

  • Eagle Amulet

    Christian White

    $3,100.00 CAD

    Argillite, Mother of Pearl, Abalone shell, Mastodon Ivory

    The intelligent Eagle symbolizes status, power, peace and friendship. Eagle feathers are considered a sacred part of many ceremonies and rituals. The Eagle is known to mate with one partner for a lifetime.

    In Haida legend, the Eagle and Raven are close companions and serve as alter egos.

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  • Xuuts’ (Bear) Amulet

    Christian White

    $3,900.00 CAD

    Argillite, Catlinite, Mother of Pearl, Abalone shell, Mastodon Ivory

    The powerful, human-like Bear was referred to as ‘Elder Kinsmen’ and treated as a high-ranking guest when killed. As a close relation to mankind, Bear is considered to be the link between the human and non-human realms as well linking the secular natural with the supernatural or the divine. The Bear symbolizes courage, strength, authority and learned humility.

    For more details on shipping Ivory outside of Canada, please click here and then click open the Shipping section and scroll down to read more on Shipping Restrictions.

  • Killerwhale Pendant

    Gryn White

    $180.00 CAD

    Argillite, Catlinite, Abalone shell

    The Killerwhale is a powerful underwater hunter and considered the sea manifestation of the land Wolf. It’s commonly known to mate and guard its family for a lifetime. Thus, a whale sighted near the shore, was believed to be a transformed human trying to communicate with his family.

    The Killerwhale is an important crest symbol, associated with family, power, strength, dignity and communication.

  • Killerwhale Pendant

    Gryn White

    $180.00 CAD

    Argillite, Catlinite, Abalone shell

    The Killerwhale is a powerful underwater hunter and considered the sea manifestation of the land Wolf. It’s commonly known to mate and guard its family for a lifetime. Thus, a whale sighted near the shore, was believed to be a transformed human trying to communicate with his family.

    The Killerwhale is an important crest symbol, associated with family, power, strength, dignity and communication.

  • Wolf Pendant

    Gryn White

    $180.00 CAD

    Argillite, Catlinite, Abalone shell

    The Wolf is a symbol of patience, individuality and protection. The Wolf was revered as a powerful and skillful hunter on land. In order to become a good hunter, one must acquire the spiritual power of the Wolf. The Wolf is considered the land manifestation of the Killerwhale; it mates and guards its family for a lifetime.

  • Story of Nanasimgit Amulet

    Darrell White

    $5,200.00 CAD

    Argillite, Catlinite, Abalone shell, Mother of Pearl, Sterling silver
    Sterling silver Omero chain available separately.

    According to the oral traditions of the Northwest Coast, there was once a man named Nanasimget whose beautiful wife was kidnapped by a Killerwhale.  He took her to the underwater village of the powerful Killerwhale People, and planned to wed her as soon as he could create a dorsal fin and attach it to her back. However, Nanasimget was determined to rescue his beloved. He undertook a series of perilous tasks, going so far as to ride on the back of a mighty Killerwhale to reach the village in the depths  of the sea. There, Nanasimget successfully extracted his wife from the Chief Killerwhale’s longhouse, rescuing his love and returning with her to their own earthly village.

    This is a common myth amongst the Haida people but there are many versions of this legend base on the Nation which is telling the story. In some versions, Nanasimget is instead called Gunarh.

  • Raven with Human Amulet

    Darrell White

    $4,700.00 CAD

    Argillite, Catlinite, Abalone shell, Sterling silver
    Sterling silver Omero chain available separately.

    Full of magical, supernatural power, Raven could turn himself into anything at any time. His legendary antics were often motivated by insatiable greed, and he loved to tease, cheat, woo and trick. In legends, the Raven is credited for releasing the Sun, Creating the Moon, Stars and the Universe and, according to the Haida Nation, discovering Humans in a Clamshell.

  • Dorsal Fin Pendant

    Amy Edgars

    $75.00 CAD

    Argillite

    This pendant depicts the dorsal fin of a Killerwhale. In Northwest Coast oral tradition, the Killerwhale is a powerful underwater hunter. It is also considered to be the sea manifestation of the land Wolf. Killerwhales are commonly known to mate and guard their family for a lifetime. As a crest symbol, the Killerwhale is associated with family, power, strength, dignity and communication.

  • Feather Earrings

    Amy Edgars

    $120.00 CAD

    Argillite, Abalone

    The Eagle feather symbolizes honor and gives strength to those who wear or hold one. It also gives one the ability to speak from the heart. The middle vein that runs down the feather represents the path that every human walks in their lifetime.

  • 70. Mother & Baby Killerwhale Amulet

    Andrew Williams

    $1,100.00 CAD

    Argillite, Sterling silver
    2.5 x 1.75 x 0.5″
    Sterling silver Omero chain available separately.

    This stunning amulet was featured in the GYUUJUU HLAA: Haida Masterworks III Exhibition in 2017. This exhibition illustrated the great importance of listening amongst the Haida, demonstrating how their artform is an extension of the Potlatch, where communication was an essential element in ceremony and critical to the continuation of their oral cultural heritage.

    In the Haida language, Gyuujuu hlaa simply means “listen” and it is meant to invoke everyone’s undivided attention. Through the artists’ creations, they visually express centuries-old legends and mythologies, as well as the places they are connected to, by illustrating stories you can ‘hear’ while reflecting upon the artform.

  • 69. Story of Nanasimgit Amulet

    Andrew Williams

    $1,100.00 CAD

    Argillite, Sterling silver
    2.5 x 1.5 x 0.5″
    Sterling silver Omero chain available separately.

    According to the oral traditions of the Northwest Coast, there was once a man named Nanasimget whose beautiful wife was kidnapped by a Killerwhale. He took her to the underwater village of the powerful Killerwhale People, and planned to wed her as soon as he could create a dorsal fin and attach it to her back. However, Nanasimget was determined to rescue his beloved. He undertook a series of perilous tasks, going so far as to ride on the back of a mighty Killerwhale to reach the village in the depths of the sea. There, Nanasimget successfully extracted his wife from the Chief Killerwhale’s longhouse, rescuing his love and returning with her to their own earthly village.

    This is a common myth amongst the Haida people but there are many versions of this legend base on the Nation which is telling the story. In some versions, Nanasimget is instead called Gunarh.

  • 68. Beaver Amulet

    Andrew Williams

    $1,100.00 CAD

    Argillite, Sterling silver

    2.5 x 1.75 x 0.5″

    Beavers are creative, artistic, determined, and industrious. Well known for their industriousness and building skills, they are a common inhabitant throughout the Northwest Coast region.

  • Eagle & Killerwhale Pendant

    Andrew Williams

    $1,350.00 CAD

    Argillite, Abalone shell, Sterling silver
    Bezel Setting

    The intelligent Eagle symbolizes status, power, peace and friendship. The Eagle feather is considered a sacred part of many ceremonies and rituals. It’s known to mate with one partner for a lifetime.

    The Killerwhale is an important crest symbol, associated with family, power, strength, dignity and communication.

  • Killerwhale Amulet

    Ron Russ

    $2,200.00 CAD

    Argillite, Abalone shell, Mother of Pearl, Yew wood

    The Killerwhale is a powerful underwater hunter and considered the sea manifestation of the land Wolf. It’s commonly known to mate and guard its family for a lifetime. Thus, a whale sighted near the shore, was believed to be a transformed human trying to communicate with his family.

    The Killerwhale is an important crest symbol, associated with family, power, strength, dignity and communication.

  • Dogfish Amulet

    Ron Russ

    $1,560.00 CAD

    Argillite, Abalone shell, Mother of Pearl, Yew wood

    The Dogfish is one of the most powerful crests associated with feminine qualities, and is considered to be part of the realm of supernatural beings. The Dogfish is always depicted with a high domed head and a down-turned mouth. It is often seen with sharp teeth and gill slits on each side of the mouth as well

  • Eagle Amulet

    Ron Russ

    $1,100.00 CAD

    Argillite, Abalone shell, Yew wood

    The intelligent Eagle symbolizes status, power, peace and friendship. Eagle feathers are considered a sacred part of many ceremonies and rituals. The Eagle is known to mate with one partner for a lifetime.

    In Haida legend, the Eagle and Raven are close companions and serve as alter egos.

  • Frog Eating Dragonfly Pendant

    Christian White

    $2,200.00 CAD

    Argillite, Catlinite, Abalone shell, Sterling silver

    The Frog symbolizes luck, prosperity, stability and healing. As a communicator, Frogs connect with the world on land and under water. This figure is often carved into totem poles to prevent them from falling over.

  • Hawk Moon Pendant

    Vernon Joseph White

    $1,600.00 CAD

    Argillite, Abalone Shell, Sterling Silver, Mastodon ivory

    The Hawk takes its place in the supernatural spiritual world, inspiring unique designs for masks, rattles and jewelry. For the Haida Nation, it was used to represent the Thunderbird. Often associated with the Sun, the Hawk can be distinguished by its curled beak which curves to meet the tip of the lower jaw.

    When the Raven brought light to the world, some versions of the legend say that it was the Hawk who made the Raven drop the box so it opened, releasing the Sun, Moon and Stars into the Universe.

    For more details on shipping Ivory outside of Canada, please click here and then click open the Shipping section and scroll down to read more on Shipping Restrictions.

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