- Fine Silver Care
'Inspired by Nature, Created by Hand'.
The Echo Necklace is the perfect statement necklace and will dress up the simplest of no fuss dresses or tops. Luxurious statement piece. Handcrafted fine silver fronds with delicately decorative beading Elegant and eye catching. Wear as a stand alone piece or team with our Echo Earrings.
The Karen Hill peoples create these unique fine silver jewellery pieces, each one unique. The hand worked fine silver that the Karen artisans produce has a distinctive organic look, weight and feel all its own. The Karen people live in harmony with the natural world. Working as subsistence farmers they have a very spiritual connection with their land. This connection is reflected in their designs and craftsmanship. Every RainbowLife-Luna Tree customer has a special connection directly back to the Karen silversmith who created the piece.
-Fine Karen hill tribe silver, 96-99% silver content.
-Full necklace length is 46 cm (18 inches) and can also be worn at the shorter 40 cm (16 inches) length.
-Longest frond is 7cm
-Weighs approximately 14.6 grams
-Fine silver fronds and beads
-Chain recycled sterling silver
Presented in 100% plastic free and totally biodegradable packaging. The bags are made from bio film created from corn and potato starches.
The Karen artisans use fine silver which is 99.9% silver and usually between 96- 99%. Sterling silver, by comparison is 92.5% silver with 7.5% copper and other mixed metals. The purity of Karen hill tribe fine silver means it will tarnish less quickly than sterling silver.
We recommend storing your jewellery in air tight containers away from sunlight in a cool dry place. Avoid contact with harsh chemicals such as hairspray, perfume and deodorant. Do not wear your jewellery when gardening, doing DIY, or bathing. Swimming pool chemicals will bring unwanted changes to the appearance of silver.
Clean your jewellery with a silver cleaning cloth. These are available from all high street jewellers and online merchants. For a deeper clean, to remove bacteria, submerge your silver jewellery in warm water with a little washing up liquid. This is all that is required as a cleaning solution. Soak your silver for about 20 minutes in the solution and use a soft toothbrush to gently clean. Rinse in fresh clean water and pat dry before buffing with a silver cloth.
Luna Tree was established in 2007 by Clare McCormack. Luna Tree endeavour to help reset the balance between developing communities and the developed world. Helping the whole community to benefit from the partnership. Nature is the consistent source of inspiration for the jewellery, both for Clare and for the silversmiths. Ethics are extremely important to Clare and form the very foundation on which the business is built.
Luna Tree is a registered member of BAFTS. BAFTS is the network of independent shops and suppliers dedicated to promoting Fair Trade retail in the UK. Luna Tree is recognised as an Importer of fairly traded goods. They work on a basis of total transparency from the producers to customers, creating a personal link from one end of the chain to the other. Working directly with their silversmith community ensures the shortest possible supply chain.
Luna Tree has been registered continuously with BAFTS since 2009. Luna Tree is an accredited member of the Vegan Traders Union. The Vegan Traders Union is a community of independent Vegan run businesses working together to support and promote each other.