The 14Kt gold Eagle Heart Pendant with Ammolite (Iniskim) is 1 1/2" by 1 1/2".
About Ammolite Jewelry (Iniskim)
Gemstone grade Ammolite jewelry (Iniskim) only exists in the territory of the Kainai, the Pikuni, and Siksika Indians of Southern Alberta in Canada. Now known as Ammolite, the gemstone was given official status in 1981. The spiritual significance of Iniskim in First Nations culture is one of good health to the person in contact with it and their prosperity.
About the Native Jewelry Artist Charles Harper
Charles Harper was born in Prince George B.C. in 1955. Charles primarily hand carves silver and gold bracelets, pendants, earrings and other native jewelry items.
He apprenticed with the late Lloyd Wadhams in 1980, and also with Alfred Seaweed. Both of them were accomplished and well known Kwagiulth artists.
Charles trained his daughters Victoria Harper and Carrie Matilpi. They have become highly skilled and sucessful artists themselves. Charles, Victoria, and Carrie along with Carrie's husband Corey Bigcharles share a studio and continue to develop and improve their unique native jewelry style.