Winterchild Silver Jewelry - Symbolic, meaningful sterling silver jewellery from Canada's North.
 

Birds - Symbol Selection

Our original bird symbols (eagle, loon, and raven) are available on all of our handcrafted sterling silver and two-tone copper & sterling silver jewellery (necklaces, earrings, and bracelets). Esther Winter, jewellery designer draws each original Winterchild symbol by hand. The symbol is then forged into a hardened steel stamp. Next, the stamp is hammered into the sterling silver or copper to create an imprint. Final touches include curving the silver or copper and polishing. Handcrafted in the Yukon, Canada.

 

Reference Scale

Jewellery Reference Scale

Scale shows size of the symbols on a sample 14mm silver disc.


 
Canada Goose Symbol on Sterling Silver Jewelry

Canada Goose

The sight and sounds of a flock of Canada Geese flying overhead in their wide heavenly V are such a welcome sight every spring and fall. They truly mark the changing of the seasons for us. I admire their strong family bonds including mating for life and keeping their young with them for an entire year.

As a flock they are perfect examples of how much teamwork can accomplish, during migration flying an astonishing one thousand kilometers a day. This is a truly extraordinary accomplishment and a lesson for us to learn about how very important teamwork is.


Eagle Circling Sun Symbol on Handcrafted Silver Jewelry

Eagle Circling Sun

There are so many things to admire about the eagle. In this design, I envisioned her high up in the sky, circling the sun. She is soaring higher and higher, delighting in her freedom and her strength.


Hummingbird Silver Jewellery

Hummingbird

Hummingbirds are spectacularly skilful fliers, both capable of hovering and changing direction in midflight. As well, their wings beat at an incredible 55-75 beats per second, an almost impossibly fast action.

Hummingbirds are only found in the Americas and when Spanish explorers first encountered hummingbirds in the New World they called them "Joyas Voladoras". I believe this is the perfect name for the hummingbird for the translation means "flying jewels"!


Loon Symbol on Sterling Silver Jewelry

Loon

The call of the loon is one of the most familiar sounds to a Canadian's ear. It evokes in me the image of a still, misty lake with a mother loon and her babies following close behind.


Raven Symbol on Silver Jewellery

Raven

The raven is always present whenever I am outdoors. Sometimes ravens sound like they are having conversations with one another. They are so intelligent that I have no doubt that they actually are! I am pleased to share this space with them.