Sterling silver, Turquoise, Red Oyster Shell, White and Yellow Mother of Pearl, Magenta Turquoise, and Black Inlay.
Pendant measures approximately 1-7/8" long (including bail) and 2-1/4" at widest point.
This beautiful pendant depicts the beauty and elegance of the great Southwest! The pendant is handmade out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay. Real Turquoise, Red Oyster Shell, White and Yellow Mother of Pearl, Magenta Turquoise, Black Inlay along with man made Opal are carefully set while forming a stunning Bear and Sun design. A variety of fascinating patterns can be seen throughout the pendant for a stunning finish. In some beliefs, the bear symbolizes physical strength, leadership and is known as the "first helper". The Sun is believed to be the provider of life, warmth, growth, and all that is good. Pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
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.
Pearls are known to stabilize and balance emotions. They are believed to help your body in using calcium better. Pearls are full of purity and integrity.