These Bear sterling silver and 14 karat gold earrings are carved and signed by Joe Wilson from the Kwakwaka'wakw Nation.
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.
Find more information about and examples of The Bear Northwest Coast First Nations symbol.
The earrings are close to 5/8 of an inch or 1.6 centimeters wide and 1-inch or 2.5 centimeters long without the hook.