These white bears were known as spirit bears. Native American Indians believed they were gifts of the "Great Spirit" to remind people that they once lived in a land of ice and snow. The bear was seen as a hunter that knew the land. Quick, big, and powerful, they were considered smart and brave while outfighting cougars and wolves.
To Pueblo tribes, bears are considered one of the six directional guardians associated with the West and the color blue. The Zuni Indians ascribe healing powers to bears and carve stone bear fetishes to protect them and bring them luck.In most Native American culture one can't help but see that bears are considered a medicine being with impressive magical powers. In many tribes, bears play a major role in many religious ceremonies as symbols of strength and wisdom. Most Native American Indian cultures believe the bear has spiritual powers, even today there are those who believe wearing a bear necklace is good medicine, protection, and strength for the person wearing it. This stunning necklace showcases a striking hand-carved water buffalo bone Bear Pendant The pendant is beautifully crafted, very detailed and set in an oxidized repousse style setting to highlight the design. The pendant measures an impressive 3.25 inches in length and 1.75 inches in width. A truly stunning piece of craftsmanship! I paired the bear pendant with a strand of Kingman turquoise. The Turquoise is beautifully cut in 14 mm rondelle button shape and polished to a glossy finish. To add visual appeal I added 14mm chunky white turquoise rondelles, which are a blend of cream and brown matrix, 20mm turquoise barrel beads, 40mm faceted and 14mm chunky gem quality Carnelian beads, 14mm white turquoise disks and vintagel 20mm antique silver ornate Navajo beads. The stones pair beautifully with the pendant and are a graceful counterpart. Each stone is complemented by a baby shell disk spacer, which allow the turquoise to be viewed more clearly and add structure and design interest. The necklace is finished with an antique silver lobster claw clasp.
The piece is 23 inches in length and has an additional 3 inches chain extender. A one-of-a-kind necklace you will be proud to own!
An original creation by Gray Wolf Collections. The item "Turquoise Necklace Bear Pendant Antique Silver Remembering the Sacred Ways" is in sale since Saturday, April 11, 2020.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Handcrafted, Artisan Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "arabian255" and is located in Bridger, Montana.
This item can be shipped worldwide.