Brand: Luna Tree
Thai tribe: Karen
Silver earrings star shape
These 99.9% silver earrings are hand made and decorated by Karen tribe silversmiths in Northern Thailand.
The stars measure approx 2cm across and are on silver ear-wires.
Handcrafted silver jewellery is created for Luna Tree Jewellery exclusively by one community of Karen Hill Tribe silversmiths…..
Traditionally silver jewellery has been used as a store of wealth and as a means of adornment and beautification for the Hill Tribes of Thailand and the surrounding areas. Silver jewellery proudly worn enhances their financial security, signifies wealth, status and spirituality within the tribe. The Hill Tribe’s still use some silver in place of paper money occasionally, preferring something they consider retains its true value. On special occasions such as a birth or marriage silver is used for gifts and dowries. Each detailed component is painstakingly created by hand from 99.9% silver. This is flattened into sheets, which is then cut, shaped, moulded, soldered and stamped into the finished item. Each piece is totally unique due to the handcrafted nature. No two beads, pendant or ring is exactly the same, just shinning out with stunningly beautiful handmade characteristics.
Fine silver, being soft and can be worked with surprising speed due to the skills of craftsmanship and the purity of the silver. Sterling silver in comparison is 92.5% silver with 7.5% copper and a few other trace metals, which gives it a harder finish, only enabled to work by machine rather than hand tools. The purity of the Hill Tribe silver means it will tarnish less quickly than sterling and will need less regular polishing to retain its appeal. The hand worked Hill Tribe Fine silver has a look, weight and feel all its own and offers the wearer an intimate connection directly back to the silversmith who produces each item. The inspiration for all the designs of the jewellery comes from nature. The Karen people live close to the natural world working as subsistence farmers and have a very spiritual connection with their land.
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