The Beauty of Hill Tribe Silver Jewelry
In recent years, silver jewelry from the Hill Tribes of Northern Thailand has become popular all over the world. Unlike modern jewelry, the silver jewelry from Thai Hill Tribes is made by hand using primitive tools and techniques inherited from generation to generation for hundreds of years.
Hill Tribe people believe silver brings luck and prosperity. They put a lot of work and details into every piece of jewelry, making these everyday accessories into fabulous pieces of art.
The majority of Hill Tribe silver jewelry contains 97.5% to 99.9% pure silver, much finer than sterling silver, which is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. Consequently, Hill Tribe silver has a bright satin color and unique touch of its own. You may not find any hallmark in these pieces, but their origins can be guaranteed.
Each piece of Hill Tribe silver is handmade and individual. The artisans create jewelry of a distinctive style in hammered, carved and textured finishes. You may actually find the evidence in the rich details that the item having been formed by the hands of Hill Tribe craftsman. And this is the reason why no two pieces of Hill Tribe silver jewelry are exactly alike.
The lifestyle in the Hill Tribes in Northern Thailand is closely related to nature. Therefore Hill Tribe silver jewelry is mainly inspired by nature. The work pieces are featuring patterns of nature. For example, you can see a lot of components like sun, moon, flowers, leaves, fish, butterflies and shells, etc.
As Thailand is a Buddhist country, there are also many patterns carved in the pieces that are expressing faith, religion and traditional lifestyle of the tribes. These mysterious totems are extremely beautiful and charming.
On our website there are quite a few Hill Tribe silver items, many of them are one of a kind.