January 18, 2014

Custom Native Jewellery

Lattimer Gallery has always offered a wide selection of museum-quality First Nations jewellery. From cuff bracelets to belt buckles, we carry a broad range of items and represent hundreds of artists from across British Columbia. While we strive to present numerous options in engraved silver, gold, and copper pieces - and work very hard to offer a diverse collection - many customers wish to commission pieces that reflect their specific and unique tastes. Lattimer Gallery accepts custom orders and makes the process of commissioning pieces an easy and pleasant experience.

Below are some custom orders that we have recently facilitated:

Kelvin Thompson 14k White Gold Ring -  1/2" Wide

This was a 1/2" wide, untapered, and domed 14k white gold ring by Ojibway/Haisla artist Kelvin Thompson. It was a 'Dragon and Wolf' design. In addition to requesting atypical symbolism, our customer also ordered the ring with a ruby in the eye of the Dragon

Gwaai Edenshaw Sterling Silver Cuff - 1" Wide

While most Northwest Coast First Nations cuff bracelets are 6" in length, this bracelet by Haida artist Gwaai Edenshaw was ordered to be 6 1/2" long. It was also requested to be oxidized, which provided the piece with a vintage appearance.

Landon Gunn Sterling Stacking Rings - 3/8" Wide

Designed as 3/8" wide stacking rings by Kwakwaka'wakw/Metis artist Landon Gunn, these 'Salmon' figures matched in a yin-yang figuration. These particular rings were created in sterling silver, but they would also look great in white or yellow gold. A great idea for wedding bands.

We encourage you to send any questions you may have, as we really enjoy helping customers with these unique orders. The best part about ordering through Lattimer Gallery is that you are not obliged to commit to your order if you are not 100% happy with the way your piece(s) turn out.

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