10 Peaks Mountain Necklace

10 Peaks Mountain Necklace

By Mackenzie Jones

Welcome to the WILD collection!

Sterling Silver Mountain Necklace

Wear at 16", 18" or 20"

The inspiration for the WILD collection comes from the raw and wild nature of the Canadian landscape. This collection embodies the beauty of this nation which is captured within the variety of items we create. Each piece is lovingly handcrafted in our small shop in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The Canadian Rocky Mountain range inspires, challenges, and awes any that have been honoured to be in their presence. The turquoise lakes, virgin forests, crisp mountain air, sense of adventure, excitement, and deep peace are only a few of the feelings and memories associated with these beautiful natural formations. There is no doubt these peaks are an essential root in many Canadian hearts.

Valley of the Ten Peaks is a valley in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, which is crowned by ten notable peaks and also includes Moraine Lake. The ten peaks were originally named by Samuel Allen, an early explorer of the region, who simply referred to them by using the numerals from one to ten in the Stoney First Nations Language. He may have learned the terms from his Native American guides, who helped him with the horses. The Nakoda–also known as the Stoney Indians–is a tribe whose culture and dialect are closely related to that of the Assiniboine First Nation, from whom they are believed to have separated in the mid-1700s, and who roamed large parts of the prairies and mountains of western Alberta well into British Columbia. The secluded Valley of the Ten Peaks was part of their original homeland. Gradually, though, all but three of the mountains were renamed in honour of noteworthy individuals, including Allen himself.

The ten peaks, in order of how they are numbered from east to west, are:

# Peak Metres Original Native Name
1 Mount Fay 3,235 Heejee
2 Mount Little 3,088 Num
3 Mount Bowlen 3,072 Yamnee
4 Mount Tonsa 3,057 Tonsa
5 Mount Perren 3,051 Sapta
6 Mount Allen 3,310 Shappee
7 Mount Tuzo 3,246 Shagowa
8 Deltaform Mountain 3,424 Shakhnowa
9 Neptuak Mountain 3,233 Neptuak
10 Wenkchemna Peak 3,170 Wenkchemna

Information on your item:

Due to the handmade nature of this product, charms may vary slightly from the picture above

Each charm measures approximately 0.75 Inches wide and 0.4 Inches tall

All our items are made of Solid .925 Sterling Silver and are always Nickel Free