There are few animals as respected in Native American culture as the bear. They commonly feature in Southwest jewelry. These bear earrings are of the design associated with the "Southwest Bear". In Southwest Pueblo culture the bear represents courage and strength.
The bears showcase overlay silver work including a "Water Wave". It is representative of water cycles, life, and renewal. Overlay work is traditionally associated with Hopi artists though it is done by individuals within, and without, many tribes now.
The earrings in total weight approximately 3 grams as a pair or 1.5 grams each. The bears are slightly over 1/2 inches tall and slightly over 3/4s of an inch wide. From the top of the hook the earrings are approximately 1 and 1/2 inches tall.
The earrings are stamped on the back "STERLING". They do not have a makers mark but did test well for Sterling Silver.
Price includes sales tax, shipping, and handling.
Our antique and vintage silver for sale is mainly vintage, pre-owned, and antique items. They usually will have signs of wear and tear. The pieces may have dents, scratches, patina(tarnish or oxidation caused by age), cracked and broken stones, etc. The item in the photographs may be larger or smaller than what they appear in the photo. Check the description for physical dimensions and contact us with any questions. We are not experts in stones and stone types are based off our knowledge. We do acid tests for silver purity. Items are sold as is.
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