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

Fish - Symbol Selection

Our original fish symbols, dolphin and salmon, are available on all of our handcrafted sterling silver, copper, pewter or gold 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, copper, pewter or gold to create an imprint. Final touches include curving the piece and polishing. Handcrafted in the Yukon, Canada.


Reference Scale

Jewellery Reference Scale

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

Dolphin Symbol on Handcrafted Silver Jewelry

Dolphin (Pacific White-sided Dolphin)

The dolphin is perhaps the most well-loved of all ocean mammals. Their speed and acrobatics delight us, but it is their friendly character that really charms us.

While often thought of as a symbol of warmer areas, dolphins can be included in Canadian symbolism as well for they live in all of the oceans surrounding Canada, the North Pacific, the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic.

Orca Silver Jewellery


The Orca, also known as the Killer Whale, is a highly intelligent, social mammal that inhabits all of the oceans of the world. Scientific studies have shown that Orca appear to teach behaviour patterns from generation to generation and that different pods have their own unique vocal dialects. Pods consist of closely knit members that hunt together and protect each other.

Orcas seem both beautiful and also frightening. I love watching them glide through the water and especially enjoy the final glimpse of their flukes as they dive down to the depths, what an exquisite departure.

Salmon Spawning Symbol on Silver Jewellery

Salmon Spawning

Every July, as the salmon make their way up the Stewart River to their spawning areas, excitement builds and the people go about getting their fish camps ready. The salmon have always been an important part of survival here and their arrival brings families together to work and bring in the salmon for the year.

Note: A single salmon symbol appears on drop earrings.