Handmade Lapis Lazuli & Silver Beaded Necklace

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Stories of Silver and Silk

Thailand
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Stories was created to unveil traditions, knowledge, heritage and creativity. We offer our customers unique and innovative handmade creations made from local materials and crafted by local artisans. We are committed to support and preserve local arts and re-contextualize the traditions into ...

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Handmade Lapis Lazuli & Silver Beaded Necklace

This handmade necklace is composed of night-blue color lapis lazuli beads, mixed with faceted donut-shape silver grains that are slightly bigger than lapis beads. The string closes with a simple silver hook. The lapis and silver beads contrast beautifully and has long been a favorite combination of materials in jewelry making. Lapis lazuli stone has been valued in many an... Read more

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This handmade necklace is composed of night-blue color lapis lazuli beads, mixed with faceted donut-shape silver grains that are slightly bigger than lapis beads. The string closes with a simple silver hook. The lapis and silver beads contrast beautifully and has long been a favorite combination of materials in jewelry making. Lapis lazuli stone has been valued in many ancient cultures and is a universal symbol of wisdom, friendship and truth. It is a very simple yet elegant necklace, easily worn for any occasion. All silver parts are handcrafted in 95-98% Silver by Thai Karen hill-tribe artisans. The Karen are a group of ethnic peoples who reside primarily in southern and southeastern Burma and in northern and north-eastern Thailand. Every piece is handmade and individual. The product comes with traditional Thai packaging. Length: 41 cm