- Materials: Yellow Gold and Silver
- With: 5/8"(16mm) Front / 3/16"(5mm) Back
- Totem Symbols: Dogfish
- Artists: Frank Paulson
- Styles: Canadian First Nations
- Categories: Rings
The Dogfish represents leadership. It is the symbol of persistence and strength. This spiny small shark is feared for its fierceness and possesses solitary characteristics such as bravery and uniqueness. The Dogfish is an important family crest and mythical being in Haida Culture.
Born in Skidegate, British Columbia, Canada. He is of Haida descent whose artistry and design influences stem from some of the most renowned Haida craftsman: Tom Price, Charles Edenshaw, John Robson and John Cross. More current influences are Bill Reid, Robert Davidson, Nelson Cross, and Don Yeomans. Paulson is currently producing some of the finest Northwest Coast native jewelery pieces, working mainly in gold. His engraving is involved and dimensional within a traditional Haida context. Inspired by the classic Haida crest symbols such as the Eagle, Raven and Frog, Paulson creates unique and finely created works of art.