THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Turquoise, Magenta Turquoise, Lapis, Opal, Black Jade, White Inlay, Red and Orange Oyster Shell.
Pendant measures approximately 1-3/4" long (including bail) and 1-1/8" at widest point.
You will absolutely fall in love with this stunning reversible pendant! The pendant is a gorgeous piece of jewelry that is hand crafted out of genuine sterling silver and Multicolor Inlay. Real Turquoise, Magenta Turquoise, Lapis, Black Jade, White Inlay, Red and Orange Oyster Shell, along with man made Opal are carefully set, while forming a lovely bear design. The pendant is reversible it can be worn on either side. (Its like having two pendants in one!) Both sides of the bear are highlighted with Multicolor inlay. In some beliefs the bear symbolizes physical strength, leadership and is known as the "first helper". The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is October's birthstone. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens one's psychic and mystical qualities.
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.