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One Symbol Earring

Hand-made Karen Style. On the border of Thailand and present day Myanmar (formerly Burma) live the Karen people, a lost and persecuted society. Numbering about seven million souls, they are culturally distinct from the surrounding Burmese and Thai peoples having their own language, traditions, and history. Though they supported the Allies in WW II, the Karen were abandoned when British Burma was granted independence under the rule of a different tribe. Traditionally slash and burn farmers, they have abandoned these unsustainable practices and now survive by working for low wages in surrounding countries and by promoting the output of several determined handicrafts unions. Their most famous products are handmade silver jewelry. Made by distinct family units (with their own unique designs) the artists use unmixed, 99% pure silver because it is impossible to work adulterated silver by hand. Even Sterling silver (92.5%silver, 7.5% copper) is too hard for hand shaping. Karen silver jewelry is therefore the purest silver jewelry you can buy. This jewelry is produced by an indomitable people, living in a sustainable way, surviving by making beautiful art with their families. We just love the stuff and hope you will too. Hill Tribe Silver.

$39
CURRENTLY SELECTED OPTIONS
Sku:HTE773SV2
Color: Silver
Size: Dia 0.75"

Customer Reviews

Review by houdini
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Lovely! Everything from ES is beautiful..Support this company folks..(Not made in You know where!!) (Posted on 8/18/17)
Review by One symbol earrings
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Beautiful and unusual. They are a bit tricky to put on, but worth the effort. Really like them.. (Posted on 6/20/17)
Review by Sigfried S.
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Very pleased with you all. Easy to order and when they got here they were just beautiful. I'll be ordering again in the future. (Posted on 4/29/15)
Review by Thomas S.
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Was happy with the service and product. Everything was good. (Posted on 4/11/15)
Review by Joyce P.
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Everyone is very friendly that I talk to in customer service so that's always nice. It did take a little while for them to get here but I'm guessing just because of the holidays. The earrings looked great. It's hard to find styles like this, so I was happy to get the catalog (Posted on 4/8/15)
Review by E Handy
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I was really happy with the earrings. If I could, I'd order everything in catalog. I loooove that your products are out of the ordinary. Not many catalogs have what you guys have so I’m very happy to have gotten the catalog. (Posted on 3/30/15)
Review by Jennifer H
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l love the company and products. Absolutely love the earrings! I still have my catalog and I’m going to order again as soon as I get some money. (Posted on 2/24/15)
Review by Barbara W
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I had a great experience with the company. I Iove the products. I bought some earrings from the catalog a year or so ago and they finally broke so I bought some more. People are always complimenting my earrings. You'll definitely be hearing from me in the future. (Posted on 2/24/15)

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