These Orca or Killer Whale sterling silver and 14 karat gold earrings are carved and signed by Joe Wilson from the Kwakwaka'wakw 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 5/8 of an inch or 1.6 centimeters wide and 1-inch or 2.5 centimeters long without the hook.