This Bear Pendant has been hand-carved and hammered in sterling silver by Haida artist Derek White Jr. from the Haida Nation. The repoussé (hammered) finish adds dimensionality and a textured finish to the silver surface. The pendant also features 2 inlays of abalone for the eyes and 8 inlays of mastodon ivory for the teeth.
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 measures just over 2 inches or 5 centimeters in diameter.
A silver chain is not included but can be purchased separately here.
The price includes shipping to the USA and Canada.