Just to give an edge to this necklace, the natural, carved, Burma jadeite Bi disc has been placed on the side of the necklace. At 24 mm across and 9 mm deep, the apple green of the jade disc contrast well with the royal blue, natural lapis beads (10 mm) and the handmade, embossed silver discs (15.7 mm across).
The Bi disc is a symbol of long life and harmony in China, which means a lot of goodness is flowing through this necklace.
These fair trade silver discs have been handmade by the Karen hill tribes in Thailand.
Karen hill tribe 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 18 inches long.
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