14 Karat Native Carved Eagle Bracelet
This beautifully carved 14kt yellow gold North West First Nations bracelet is hand carved by Ron Jackson of the Tsimshian Nation. The bracelet weighs 21.4 grams and measures 1/2 inch wide and is 6.25 inches long and currently set as a 2 1/4 inch cuff. The bracelet will easily fit a 7 to 8 inch wrist This piece has expressive deep carved lines and very nice cross hatching indicative of Mr. Jackson's artwork.
The noble Eagle is seen as a symbol of power and prestige. Eagle also has a strong connection to peace. This species is still plentiful in the Pacific Northwest. They have long been a source of artistic inspiration for both traditional and contemporary Native artists.
The Eagle is considered an important Clan crest and is frequently depicted on totem poles, masks, prints and jewellery
Tsimshian Artist Ron Jackson
Ron Jackson (TSIMSHIAN NATION) was born October 23, 1971 to Robert and Gail Jackson in Prince Rupert, BC. He began learning the art of carving from his father, an accomplished wood carver. The tools that Ron uses for his trade were passed down from his great uncle, Arthur McDames, another prevalent Indigenous artist.
In 1994, Ron made the decision to pursue his passion of becoming a full time carver. He enrolled in the Jewellery Fabrication and Repair Program at Vancouver Community College and graduated the program with distinction. His Tsimshian roots are evident in his work and Ron’s expressive and deep carving style in silver and gold has earned him an enviable reputation in the Northwest Coast art community.