This pendant is sterling silver and double sided---a turquoise bear on one side and an Imperial volute shell bear on the other side. The accents are turquoise, lapis, jet, red coral, malachite, sugilite and spiny oyster. Each image is individually hand-carved by Andrew Shows, and it takes 17 steps to complete.
The beads are called white hearts because of the white center. They are glass and have been made in Venice, Italy, for hundreds of years. These are about 40 years old. I love the deep orange translucent color. Multi-colored stones and shells have been added to the beads, and sterling silver cones and hook have been handmade by Turza Shows. There 10 strands of beads, and they measure 15 1/2" plus 3" of sterling silver chain for adjusting the length.
The bear symbolizes strength, courage and long life.
Weight is 6 oz.
Size of pendant is 1 5/8" X 2 3/8" tall X 1" deep. The beads measure 18 1/2" long X about 7/8" diameter.
Cost is $680.00.
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