"My Teddy" Silver Teddy Bear Pendant
Are you an Arctophile (someone who loves collecting teddy bears)? *see below . Whether you are or not, you'll love this exciting piece. This luxury pendant sparkles magnificently when viewed. Purchase this for yourself or a loved one. It's an exciting new way to give your loved one a teddy bear!
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Teddy Bear FUN FACTS
1. Do you know what to call a person who is too fond of or loves collecting teddy bears? – Arctophile, which combines the Greek words arctos (bear) and philos (loving/fond of).
2. The first toy bear is believed to be made by German toy maker Margarete Steiff in 1902 that was a jointed, stuffed one.
3. However, it was the 26th President of the US, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, who was the inspiration behind the first teddy bear.
It was in November 1902 on a trip to Mississippi to settle a border dispute between Mississippi and Louisiana, Roosevelt refused to shoot a defenseless, black bear cub during his hunting spree.
Political cartoonist Clifford Berryman published the incident in his cartoon that caught the attention of Brooklyn shopkeeper Morris Michtom who asked his wife Rose to make two plush stuffed toy bears with black shoe buttons for eyes.
Later, Roosevelt gave Morris permission to name the toys “Teddy’s Bear”.