Vintage Sterling Silver Southwest Bears with Arrow Sterling Silver Earrings available for sale. These Southwest Bear earrings, in the shape commonly known as a Zuni Bear, contain an arrow. This arrow is known as the lifeline or heartline, and begins at the mouth, where life giving breath is drawn, and points to the soul/spirit, where faith and inner strength are located. It is also symbolizes that the Native American warrior's heart is strong like a bears.
Bears are sacred animals to the tribes of the American Southwest. Though wearing their claws and symbols are thought to bring good luck, many tribes believe one can become sick from killing, eating, or even just crossing paths with a bear. They are deeply powerful beings, protectors of the west, and historically believed to just as likely to be shapeshifters, skin-walkers, or powerful shamans as an actual bear.
These earrings weigh a combined 9 grams as a pair or 4.5 grams each. The bears are approximately 1/2 of an inch tall and slightly under 3/4s of an inch wide. From the top of the hook they measure about 1 and 1/4 inch to the bottom of the bears.
The earrings do not appear to have a maker's mark or a purity mark. However, they do 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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