This appealing Necklace showcases an Malachite and Sterling Silver Bear Pendant by an unknown Zuni artist. The striking Malachite stone is inlaid in the shape of a curving arrow called a heartline. A heartline begins at the mouth — where breath gives life — and points to the spirit, where inner strength presides. The Malachite arrow has subtle patterns in gracefully changing shades of green. The Bear's eye is also inlaid Malachite. The Sterling Bear has been beautifully crafted, with a convex, or slightly domed, front side. It has concentric lines spanning the Bear's front and back legs, adding attractive detail. The Pendant drapes from a V-Shaped Sterling Bail and is stamped on the back with "Sterling." We've paired the Bear Pendant with 3 strands of 6mm green Turquoise Rounds, color matched to the Malachite. The Turquoise has faint traces of dark brown matrix and is slightly faceted, reflecting the light. It is complemented by 8mm Sterling Silver Bench-Made Rounds and 4mm faceted Fire Polished Glass Ovals in translucent green. These elements add shine and subtle sparkle. At the top of the Necklace the 3 strands of Turquoise transition to 3 strands of Fire Polished Glass, streamlining the silhouette and ensuring wearer comfort. The Necklace is finished with Sterling Silver Rounds and Wavy Toggle Clasp, and adorned with a Southwest Designs Sterling Charm. The piece weighs 70 grams and is 20 inches long plus the Pendant, which is 2 inches by 1-3/4 inches including a 1/2-inch Bail (when wearing, a vertical hang length of about 8-1/2 inches long).
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