Navajo Sterling Silver and Bear Claw Pendant

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Running Bear - Navajo Sterling Silver
Bear Claw Pendants
HK Item #NP485

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Authentic Native American Navajo Bear Claw Pendant

The pendant pictured here is the exact one you will receive.

Sterling silver collar shown in photos is not included.

Authentic Native American Navajo Bear Claw Pendant

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Running Bear - Navajo
Bear Claw Pendants

Paula says - "Each of these Bear Claw pendants has a turquoise stone set in a serrated bezel, a sterling silver bear, leaf, scrolls and raindrops."

NP485E - $170 plus s/h  
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

Material
Sterling silver, Read about silver
Turquoise, Read about stones
Bear claw
Size
Approximately 2 1/4" x 1 1/4"
3/16" bail opening
Hallmarks
RB in bear
925 (designates sterling silver)
Artist
Navajo craftsmen at Running Bear Trading Company in Gallup NM

Authentic Native American Navajo Bear Claw Pendant

Sterling silver bear head.

 

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About the Bear in Indian Lore

Bear is considered the most powerful of all of the animals and is one of the most popular subjects of carvers. Bear is a spiritual guide and represents strength and self-knowledge. He 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.

Bears are the main figure in the Mountain Way, an important Navajo ceremony. Bear claws are a traditional adornment to pendants and bracelets.

(Note: Almost all natural bear claws have a slight imperfection - many of them have a rub mark, a scratch, a crack or even a piece missing. Like the lines in people's fingernails, these imperfections are just part of the claw. In fact, that is one way you can tell that the bear claw is authentic and not man-made.


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