'Silver Leaves' are handmade of 99% pure imported Thai Hill Tribe Silver with Black Onyx, Obsidian Blackstone gemstones, imported Bali Sterling Silver spacer beads on a black leather cord. The clasp is handcrafted using solid sterling silver wire.
Metaphysical Properties - BLACKSTONE (Obsidian) - Protection, grounding, divination, peace, repelling negativity. Onyx - It has been used to alleviate grief, promote self control and wise decision making and to bring happiness and good fortune. This stone promotes increased vigor, strength, stamina, constancy, steadfastness, permanence, tenacity, firmness and durability. Valuable in difficult or confusing times of our lives.
About Hill Tribes Karen Silver from Thailand:
Raw silver is purchased in pellets which are then melted and hammered into thin sheets. These sheets are then shaped or printed into beads and pendants. Many pieces require the prints to be "drawn" on to the silver instead of stamped - such as butterflies and larger beads. Such pieces take more time and skill and are the hallmark of Karen Silver.
Karen silver was part of the King of Thailand's goals to help build an alternative income to the Hill Tribes. This includes Royal Projects such as Strawberry and Celery farms, Woodwork, and Silverwork.
The proceeds from the purchase of Karen Silver help aid the people by funding schools, building pipes for clean water, adding water tanks, help with farming land and etc.