- Materials: Silver 925 / Sterling Silver
- Width: 1/2" / 13mm
- Totem Symbols: Killer Whale, Moon
- Artists: Robert Cross
- Styles: Canadian First Nations
- Categories: Rings
The Moon is seen in Northwest Coast mythology as a guardian and protector of the people, one of the most powerful beings. He acts as guide, and timekeeper, giving good luck and abundance to the people. The moon is often seen in a Ravens mouth which depicts a creation myth where the Raven releases the sun, moon, and stars into the sky. An eclipse is said to be a Codfish trying to swallow the moon.
Killer Whales or Orcas symbolize love of all types, representing romance, loyalty and close ties between family and friends. It offers protection to travelers far from home, helping to guide your journey back. In myth the Orca is closely linked to humans; it is said that those lost at sea are transformed into these whales and have gone to live in a underwater village. Seen as the guardian of the ocean, the Orca is a strong spirit, which symbolizes longevity, resiliency and knowing that you are not alone.
Born to the Eagle Clan of Haida. He is the son of renowned Gordon Cross, from whom he learned all aspects of Haida carving. From his cousin Nelson Cross he learned to work with metal and, since 1983 has worked in both silver and gold. His jewellery shows his talent and skill and the individuality of his style. Robert signs his artwork as B.Cross, as his friends call him Bob.