This Bears Bracelet was hand-carved in sterling silver by Kwakwaka'wakw artist Rick Johnson from the Ḵwikwa̱sut̕inux 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.
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The bracelet measures approximately 6 1/8 inches or 15 1/2 centimeters long and 1 inch or 2 1/2 centimeters wide. It weighs about 38 grams or 1.34 ounces.