Ref 1691

Ref 1691
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Ref 1691

Availability: SOLD

  • This enchanting little sterling silver bird is made in Tibet and inlaid with turquoise. He is 2 inches across (5 cm) and 1 inch high (2.5 cm) and 15.5 mm deep.

  • Birds play an important symbolic role in Tibet because they travel in 3 of the 5 traditional elements: earth, air and water.

  • The bird hangs on a necklace of natural Chinese turquoise beads of 8 mm, with some carved turquoise beads (8.8mm) showing the” Shou” character for long life.

  • The silver beads have been woven by the Karen hill tribes in Thailand. Karen hill tribe Fair Trade silver is nearly 98% pure silver.  I mostly choose to use their silver because each piece is like a miniature bit of sculpture, individually crafted and created.  I know that artisans in Northern Thailand produce this unique silversmithing in small villages, involving whole families in the process.  Their work is fairly paid, and as a result, their beads are much more expensive. But a family is supported and wonderful beads and jewellery are produced in high quality silver.

  • I have used a silver toggle clasp.  Toggle clasps are easy to use and secure. My silver name label is attached at the clasp.

  • The necklace comes, like all my necklaces, with it's own colour co-ordinated silk brocaded pouch bag, made by a Shanghai tailor.

  • The necklace is 20 inches long (50 cm) with a 1 inch pendant drop (2.5 cm).