Thai Karen Hill Tribe Ring - 3 Spiral Design
98.5% Silver - 8 grams
Handmade in Thailand
Open space in back - fully adjustable sizing
Each ring is hand crafted using high quality 98.5% Silver by the Karen Hill Tribe silversmiths in northern Thailand. These unique traditional methods and detailed work have been passed down through generations. Each piece is individual and is a unique work of art.
Karen silver with its high silver content (more than sterling silver) is a softer metal and able to be tooled with fine hand hammered details. Many of the designs are inspired by the Karen's love and respect for their natural environment. Sunshine, leaves, flowers, spirals, elephants, all a tribute to their life and culture. These silversmith techniques have been passed down through generations. Your purchase helps maintain a lively hood and preserve the culture of these artisans, their families and villages in the mountains of Northern Thailand.
The ring workmanship matched that from the image. It was rather lightweight yet firm; bending the ring to resize onto a finger too large or small was not a problem. All in all a solid ring for Thailand enthusiasts and ring collectors alike. I bought it for a Christmas gift and it was appreciated immensely. Would recommend buying this anytime as it shipped within a week (mine arrived within three business days) during the holiday season which was quite impressive.
I had been researching silver jewelry from different areas of SouthEast Asia, Indonesia (My Mom was born and raised in Surabaya before her family immigrated to the US), and the Malaysian islands and came across the works of the Karen tribe! I came across your website by chance and instantly fell in love with this ring!!! It fits perfectly on my right hand's middle finger and I continuously look at it with immense awe; the design is so unique, beautiful and feels as if it was made just for me! I love it! Along with my wedding ring, I wear it daily!