These Gold Orca Copper Shaped Earrings are carved in 14 karat gold by Kwakwaka´wakw artist Joe Wilson from the 'Namgis First Nation.
The Orca or Killer Whale symbolizes family, romance, longevity, harmony, travel, community and protection. He is said to protect those who travel away from home, and to lead them back when the time comes. Orcas will often stay their whole life with the same pod and raise each calf with care.
Find more information about and examples of The Orca/Killer Whale Northwest Coast First Nations symbol.
The earrings are close to 1 inch or 2.3 centimeters long, nearly 3/4 of an inch or 2 centimeters wide and they weigh about .2 ounces or close to 6 grams.
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