Necklace measures approximately 16-1/2" inside circumference. The center piece and pendant mesaures approximately 4-1/4" long and 2-1/2" at it's widest point.
This necklace is a true treasure! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist T. Thomas, out of genuine sterling silver. Hand crafted silverwork can be seen accenting the center piece creating wonderful bear paw designs in the necklace, and a fabulous hand cut bear and arrow design highlights the pendant. Stamped patterns finish the necklace for a stunning look. In Native American beliefs, the bear paw is usually considered a way to call for the power of the animal spirit, or as an indication of the presence of the spirit. It is a symbol that represents inner strength. The bear symbolizes physical strength, leadership, and is known as the "first helper".