Out on a Limb Fossilized Mammoth Ivory Bear Pendant
Width 5/8"" x Height 1 1/2"" (approx)
Bear cubs are known for their joyful tumbling about. They climb trees, wrestle each other, and run around with seemingly endless energy. May the wearer of this pendant be blessed with such exuberance!
Hand-carved fossilized mammoth ivory bear
Sterling silver detailing
Designer: Adi Wibawa
Colors may vary due to natural variations in materials.
Carved Bear Pendant
Most bears are masterful climbers, with the exception of polar bears. Polar bear cubs have been observed climbing trees, but adult polar bears are not physically built for it and have little motivation to do so. Black bears are skilled climbers and will climb trees to pursue prey, avoid becoming prey, or even to hibernate in a hollow tree! Grizzly bears will climb trees with proper motivation but are not as adept as black bears. This pendant celebrates the playful side of bears. Bear cubs are known for their rambunctious play and are a joy to watch. The abundant play among bear cubs is believed to aid in motor skill development, social skills, to strengthen social bonds, and practice every days skills like hunting.
The material for the bear is fossilized mammoth ivory, which is tens of thousands of years old. It has lain buried in the permafrost for thousands of years until brought to light by erosion. Fossilized mammoth ivory is a finite material and prized for its soft cream color that makes it ideal for fine heirloom jewelry.