Man Navajo jewel
Sterling Silver belt buckle inlaid with two turquoise and engraved with a bear handcrafted by silversmith Roscoe Scott
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The great hunter represents strength and wisdom. The bear is still considered a dignitary.The bear symbolizes protection.The bear is the symbol of brute forces , primitive and obscure. Also, with time,it became the symbol of the awkwardness and ignorance.However,for the northern people,it represents strength and courage.
Some Indians believed that it was possible to draw power from a bear by dreaming of one, by killing and eating part of one or by even touching a bear. These actions made a warrior invincible. Because of the Indians' beliefs that the bear had spiritual power, wearing a bear claw necklace meant protection and good health to the Indian wearing it.The Abenaki tribe believe that the stars of the Big Dipper are the Great Bear (Kchi-awasos). According to Abenaki mythology the Great Bear is chased every night by three hunters. The Great Bear is killed every fall and his blood drips to earth turning the leaves brown but he is reborn every spring.
The colour of Turquoise stone goes from blue,pale blue to green.The most known mines from the United States are the Apache Canyon mine in California and Sleeping beauty mine in Arizona,that's why you can find the "Sleeping Beauty turquoise", very popular,because it has less impurity.For the Navajos the turquoise stone represents hapiness,luck and health.Turquoise is the most used stone in Native American arts and crafts