Inside this sterling silver bear is a single piece of jade meticulously cut and shaped to an exact fit. We've named this bear Nahanni, in tribute to one of Canada's spectacular national parks and the world's first UNESCO heritage site.
The working of jade into ornaments, tools, and weapons goes back to the stone age. For thousands of years, it's been seen as a pure and powerful gemstone capable of curing ills and invoking the powers of life and death. In gemstone lore, it's still associated with clarity of mind and purity of spirit.
The stone in this necklace has been treated with a clear resin as part of the inlay process. This colourless resin serves to increase the durability of the stone.
Nahanni is 1 1/8 inches from nose to back foot (30mm). It's 5/8 of an inch tall (14mm) and hangs on an 20 inch (52mm) sterling silver chain.