Bear is suspended by a sterling silver girth that is wrapped with sterling silver wire to form a sturdy bail.
Sterling silver collar not included.
Pino - Zuni
Paula says - "These spotted bear pendants have eyes of inlaid turquoise. One side has a turquoise heartline - you can wear the pendant with the heartline next to your heart and the plain side out, or vice versa.
"The bear you receive wll be different from the one shown here - the stone pattern will vary slightly and the heart line could be either on the right or left side."
Native American Bear Symbolism
Bear is considered the most powerful of all of the animals and is one of the most popular subjects of Native American carvers. Bear is a spiritual guide and represents strength and self-knowledge. Bear has supernatural powers and 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.
What Does a Heart Line Represent?
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.