Koniaq Happiness Talisman With Opal

Koniaq Happiness Talisman With Opal

Koniaq Happiness Talisman With Opal
Item# T115-KONIAQ-O
Availability: Usually ships in 3-4 business days

Product Description

Sterling Silver With Opal - $145.00
14KT Solid Yellow Gold - $485.00

"Getting what you go after is success; but liking it while you are getting it is happiness."
The Koniaq have lived on Kodiak Island for thousands of years. Their subsistence has been easier than peoples from more northern latitudes because the climate in southeastern Alaska is tempered by the ocean. They dealt mainly with cold rain, sleet, and some snow. They fished and hunted sea mammals from kayaks on the water, rather than through ice. This left them time for more elaborate storytelling and even time to produce plays. Yes, the Koniaq have been producing plays - complete with masks - for hundreds of years. In fact, in 1842, a Russian explorer watched a Koniaq six-act mystery play in which a mask representing 'happiness' was used. This long mask had its origins deep in the Koniaq's pre-history. When you put the mask on, you became a "happy person."

We have wonderful pictures of this mask and, of course, we had to produce our own "Koniaq Happiness Talisman" based on it. The Sterling Silver hoop, feather, bangle and cross pieces represent reaching the stars and heavens, under which we must look for happiness. The central "board" is carefully textured and overlayed with three "happiness ladders." They all rise above a three-color-banded piece of Fossil Walrus Ivory. We added one of our superb bright blue/green opals to complete the sky theme. 2 inches high and 1 inch wide.

This Talisman will not only make you smile every time you wear it, it will also help you to smile when you only think about wearing it!

Also available in 14 KT Solid Yellow Gold.

As always, completely individually hand-crafted in our studio.

Sterling Silver complete with Sterling Silver chain.

14KT Solid Yellow Gold complete with gold-filled chain.

Scrimshaw Etching Options

These are our regular Scrimshaw Design Etchings. In addition to these designs, as an added option, you may send us a picture of your choice for a commission price quote.

Etching Options

Fossil Ivory Color Charts

Below are the available colors of our fossil ivories. Our high quality fossilized ivories have been reclaimed from the ground after sharing the earth for up to 30 millennia! Even after all this time, Fossil Ivory remains warm and sensuous organic ivory; it is not petrified. It has developed its beautiful colors by taking up minerals from the earth and these colors are impossible to match in any contemporary ivories by modern processes.

Fossil Ivory Color Chart Limited Availability Fossile Walrus Ivory Colors Fossil Walrus Bark Ivories
We have the largest selection of fossil ivories anywhere! Highest Quality - Handmade in our studio and satisfaction guaranteed Personalize most items at no extra charge! We can do commissioned pieces.
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