Karen Hill Tribe silver : Handmade silver from Karen Hilltribe
Karen Hill Tribe silver is a handmade, high-quality silver product. The silver, having a 98% and above silver content, is soft enough to work by hand. Karen Hill Tribe Silver offers unique design products by using silversmith techniques passed down through generations. They use silver products to decorate their clothes and adorn their body. Much of the jewelry they wear they have owned since childhood, and they regard it as almost part of their bodies. Sometimes, the Karen Hill Tribe people trade their silver products for other products, such as rice or corn.
At Karen Cottage, we bring our Karen Hill tribe silver product direct to you from the Karen Hill Tribe village. Out store offers every kind and most designs of Karen Hill Tribe silver loose bead, beads, charms, pendants, spacers, caps, toggles, and findings. We also offer finished products, such as necklaces, bracelets, bangles, earrings and finger rings. In particular, necklaces and bracelets use traditional techniques for weaving cotton rope with silver beads and charms. WELCOME TO OUR STORE!!
Vermeil : Turn Silver to Colors
Vermeil is the process that plated or coated gold on Fine silver Jewelry or Sterling silver. The “Vermeil” use for only for Sterling silver or higher silver content product as a base material. If the base material has silver content less than Sterling silver (or less than 92.50% silver content). We do not use vermeil term for them; we called gold plated or gold coated. The minimum gold quality that use in vermeil is 10k Gold with thickness of gold surface more than 3.0 micron (about 0.0000076 inches).
Rose gold vermeil similar process as original gold vermeil. But Rose gold vermeil process add small amount Copper to create the mix Gold and Copper color, pink color. The Shinny pink color is same as color when we combine 55% of Gold and 45% Copper but the Rose Gold vermeil use less Copper cause of the effect of Silver base Color.