This graceful manta ray pendant is made of Hill Tribe Silver from Thailand. It was made by the Karen Hill Tribe in northern Thailand using traditional tribal methods passed down the generations. It is nearly 2 inches from wing tip to wing tip and is 1 inch from top to bottom. It dangles nearly 2 inches from a strand of black onyx beads separated with Thai silver sunshine beads. Sterling silver cable chain completes the necklace closing with a Sterling silver trigger lobster clasp. It is 19 inches long and can be adjusted to your preferred length free of charge.
The silver content in Hill Tribes silver beads and pendants is typically 95-99%, even higher than sterling (92.5%). This higher silver content is softer and therefore easier to shape into all the unique and wonderful styles. Purchasing Thai silver items provides the Karen people with a reliable source of income and helps sustain a traditional craft.