Sterling Silver, Turquoise, Tiger Eye, Black Jade, and Picutre Rock.
Pendant measures approximately 1-1/4" long (including bail) and 1" at widest point.
This is a very exquisite pendant that must not be overlooked! This is a beautiful piece of jewelry that is hand crafted out of genuine Sterling Silver and Multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: real Turquoise, Tiger Eye, Black Jade, and Picutre Rock. The inlay is carefully set on top of a lovely bear design, while thin silver lines can be seen highlighting in between for a wonderful finish. In some beliefs the bear symbolizes physical strength, leadership and is known as the "first helper". The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
Tiger Eye stone contains a golden yellow reflection on a brown ground color. The most important source of tiger eye is South Africa, but it is also found in Australia, India, and California. It is believed to give courage, clear thinking, and protects from negativity.
Turquoise is the birthstone of December. It is believed that turquoise tends to bring good fortune, strength and helps overcome illness. Turquoise got its name from the Levantine traders called Turks who brought the stone to Europe from Persia via Turkey centuries ago. Native Americans have prized turquoise since the time of the Aztecs, who mined it in New Mexico. The natural variations that occur in turquoise are part of their appeal and beauty.