Pendant measures approximately 1-7/8" long (including bail) and 1-7/8" at widest point.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo overlay hand crafted by artist Alonzo Mariano, 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 is used to design the individual detailed overlay. In this pendant, the second layer forms a beautiful Bear, Bear Paw, and Arrow design. Stamped patterns accent the pendant for a stunning finish. In Native American beliefs, the bear symbolizes physical strength, leadership, and is known as the "first helper". 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. Arrows usually signify direction of travel, force, and movement. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist.