The bear has always been a symbol of strength and courage to the Native Americans along with their belief to honor it by not wasting any part of the animal. It is in that spirit of honor that we offer these claws to you. The grizzly bear from whence these particular claws came was legally hunted in Canada and all necessary documents were obtained and required import fees paid. The lighter the color of the claw, the older the grizzly. Each claw was professionally treated by a taxidermist to ensure longevity. The claws were sent to Albuquerque where they were capped in sterling silver by renowned 80+ year old Navajo & Master Silversmith Tony Garcia. The Cap is hallmarked "TG". The claw extends to the top of the inside of each silver cap. Each purchase comes with a certificate of authenticity including the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) card number on the silversmith. Please check your state laws with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service concerning grizzly claws specifically before purchase, as we cannot ship to certain states.
The 1" by 1" cap on this particular claw is accented with a beautiful light blue genuine turquoise stone. The bail is 1/2" tall with a large, 10mm opening. The 24" necklace is strung with sterling silver beads, genuine turquoise nuggets, and hairpipe. The grizzly claw is 4" including the cap.