Pin measures approximately 3/4" long and 1/2" at widest point.
There is nothing at all average about this beautiful pin! This piece of Hopi jewelry is overlay hand crafted out of genuine sterling silver. Overlay is a process that utilizes at least two layers of sterling silver. One layer forms the foundation, while the second layer is used to design the individual beautiful overlay. In this pin, the second layer forms a marvelous bear paw design. The pendant is stamped sterling.
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.