This Karen Hill Tribe Silver Bead necklace is simply stunning. The beads are each handcrafted and carefully worked to give a tactile feel and look. This is no ordinary necklace and can make quite a statement while also having the beauty of simplicity. As Leonardo da Vinci so wisely remarked ' Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication'.
This necklace complements both day or evening wear. It looks amazing against a simple black dress. The hand worked Karen Hill Tribe Fine Silver has a unique look, weight and feel and offers the wearer an intimate connection directly back to the silversmith who produces each item. Handcrafted by Karen artisans use fine Karen silver which is between 96- 99% silver content. 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. Each detailed silver component is painstakingly created by hand from fine silver. 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 unique designs and craftsmanship.
The Karen are a peaceful people who have the greatest respect for the forest and its abundance of plants and animals. Many of their silver pieces reflect this respect for their environment and the planet. Every RainbowLife-Karen Hilltribes Trust customer has a special connection directly back to the Karen silversmith who created the piece.
Materials: 100% Karen Fine Hill Tribe Silver 96-99% silver content.
Origins: Handcrafted by Karen artisans.
Length: 69 cm
Drop Length: 34 cm
Weight: 16 grams
Maintenance: Clean your Karen Silver jewellery with a silver cleaning cloth.
Rainbow Life has a partnership with the Karen Hilltribes Trust which is a community led organisation working with the Karen people living in Mae Hong Son, one of Thailand’s poorest provinces. Their mission is to empower Karen communities to improve their health, livelihoods and education.
All our Karen silver jewellery is lovingly handmade by artisans in Karen villages in northern Thailand. An area, where for generations Karen families have been passing down the skills to create a beautiful array of traditional jewellery. Many Karen communities have developed this innovative way to overcome adversity and bring in a sustainable income.