- Materials: Silver 925 / Sterling Silver
- Artists: Charles Harper
- Totem Symbols: Eagle, Frog
- Gemstones: Opal
- Styles: Canadian First Nations
- Categories: Pendants
A symbol of prosperity, wealth, and good luck. In Tsimshian culture, the Frog is known as the communicator between Earth and mankind. Their song carries divine power and magic; it represents Spring and the abundance to come. The Haida carved frogs on their house posts to keep them from falling over. When the frog is shown sticking out its tongue and touching another creature, it portrays the sharing of knowledge and power.
A symbol of power, prestige and wisdom. The Eagle is believed to have the greatest connection to the creator and sends messages from the people to the spiritual world. It is a symbol of peace and leadership, the sacred down represents friendship and its feathers are used for ceremonies and rituals.
In ancient Greece they believed Opals gave foresight and prophecy, and Romans used it as a token of purity and hope. Opals promote a sense of calm and security, allowing the wearer to de-stress, encouraging you to stop brooding and to better direct your thoughts. A karmic stone that teaches you what you put out in the world returns to you. It helps you to release anger and find self worth; bringing loyalty, faithfulness and spontaneity to its wearer. October Birthstone.
Born to the Frog Clan of Carrier Native, Charles started his professional career in 1974 and created unique Northwest Coast designs. Charles gained his inspiration from master artists Lloyd Wadhams Senior, George and Dennis Matilpi from Kwakiutl Nation. Charles developed his own unique style expressing his integrity, strength of character and gentle spirit. He is widely known for his design works in platinum, gold, white gold and silver jewelry. Charles also carves totem poles and wooden sculptures. Two of Charles' poles stand in front of Stoney Creek Band Longhouse.