A patch of brilliant blue and gold appears when you catch the light just right.
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Paula says -
"Labradorite stone really is amazing. At a casual glance this handsome bear by Abby Quam Panteah is a subdued dark gray hue, with a very precisely inlaid turquoise heart line. But when the light hits the right side just so a patch of brilliant blue with golden border appears like magic. Very special."
Dime above shows scale of carving.
Turquoise inlaid eyes and heart line.
What is a Fetish? A fetish is a rock carving of an animal that captures the spirit and the essence of the animal, not necessarily its exact detailed conformation. A fetish represents relationship and unity. Read more about fetishes.
Bear is considered the most powerful of all of the animals and is one of the most popular subjects of fetish carvers. Bear is a spiritual guide and represents strength and self-knowledge. He also has supernatural powers, great healing powers. Bear is a symbol deliberate action, introspection, soul and insight for the past and the future. The Bear is the guardian of the West an is one of the animals of the Six Directions.
LABRADORITE is a variety of feldspar that in dim light it shows grey or dark green colors and in bright light appears sea blue, gold and green. It is believed that Labradorite gemstone brings joy and kindness and provide variety and good fortune. It energizes and provide a balanced mental plane and also heals infections. It is said to raise level of consciousness and act as a barrier against all negative energies.
Heart Line. The heart line is a line etched, painted or inlaid along one or both sides of the animal. It usually extends from the mouth to the region of the heart. There are many interpretations as to what a heart line represents, but it is often said to represent the pathway of the breath of the animal to the life force which is the heart. Others feel that the heart line points to the soul of the animal. It is thought that a heart line gives the fetish healing or medicinal power.