This Large Gold Orca or Killer Whale Copper Shaped Pendant is hand 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.
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The pendant is 2 1/8 inches or close to 5 1/2 centimeters long, 1 5/8th of an inch or over 4 centimeters wide and it weighs close to .6 of an ounce or over 16 grams.
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