This beautiful Grizzly Bear Pendant is made of Argillite, 18 K Gold, Mastadon Ivory, Abalone, and Catlinite. It is carved by Darrell White from the Haida Nation. The very unique pendant depicts a Grizzly Bear with a man riding on his back. The back of the pendant shows the back of the man's head which is typical of Darrell's very detail-oriented work.
The Bear Symbol represents strength, family, vitality courage and health. The bear is thoughtful and independent, with little need for fellowship. The bear is also self-contained and strong-willed in nature. A Bear is of great support and comfort to those who crave human company simply for personal reassurance rather than for the simple pleasure of being with friends. He makes lonely periods of life far easier.
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The pendant's size is about 1 3/4 inches x 1 3/4 inches and it is about 3/4 of an inch deep. The pendant comes with a beautiful bentwood box.
A silver chain is not included but can be purchased separately here.