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

Family and Relationships - Symbol Selection

Our original family and relationship symbols 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.

Beautiful Mother Silver Jewellery

Beautiful Mother

For the Chinese, the symbol of the Day Lily central to this design represents "honouring oneís Mother". As a child, no other face is as well loved and as beautiful as that of our Mothers. She has nurtured us and given so much of herself and in return we love and honour her.

"I love you... beautiful mother of mine"

Friends Symbol on Handcrafted Silver Jewelry


Isn't this what we all want for our closest friends, to grant them their dearest wishes, to save them from their sadness, and to bring them deep joy?

These young friends playing dress-up and the one granting her friend's wish captures the meaning of friendship beautifully.

Love - Heart Symbol on Sterling Silver Jewelry


If you blur your eyes by squeezing them nearly closed, youíll see that the outline of these two embracing friends are actually the shape of a heart. It may be just whimsy, but I love the notion of such an embrace being the origin of the "heart" symbol.

Mother and Child Symbol on Silver Jewellery

Mother and Child

When creating this image I envisioned my children's great, great-grandmother as a young Gwich-in woman. She is smiling with delight as her baby plays with her braid and thinking how perfect her baby is. She represents the unfaltering love that connects all mothers with their babies throughout all of time.

Sisters Sterling Silver Jewellery


In this image the big sister is determinedly combing pigtails into her baby sisterís short hair. As a baby sister, I can honestly say that my sisters were my first friends in this world. Having this shared past with each other makes for an especially unique friendship.

A sister is the one friend who will give her straight-forward opinion without offending us, love us no matter what and always be depended on. She is a most cherished companion and we are truly blessed to have her at our side in body and spirit through lifeís journey.

Sweet Daughter Silver Jewellery

Sweet Daughter

What is closer to our hearts as a mother, than our sweet daughters? She is first a child to nurture yet with the passage of time she becomes the dearest of friends and our confidante.

"I love you... sweet daughter of mine."