Karen Hill Tribe Handcrafted Leaf Theme Wide Silver Ring, "Karen Leaves"
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With the undulating borders of a natural leaf, this beautiful ring is the work of Karen hill tribe silversmiths. These Thai artisans work in silver 950 to create a wide band with the veins and textures seen in nature.
- 9 grams
- 0.32 oz
- Ring front dimensions: 2.2 cm W
- Ring front dimensions: 0.9" W
- Band width: 10 mm
- Band width: 10 mm
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Achara is not only a talented jewelry artisan but is also a kind, dedicated entrepreneur. Her workshop has several full-time workers, and she provides work for a number of part-time silversmiths. Her part time collaborators are hill tribe artisans who struggle to survive. To ensure that these artisans have enough income to live on; Achara continually orders their silverwork and pays for it in advance. She does this even though she may have no orders for their work at the time. She is able to do this because of her Novica customers who provide a stable, steady income for her workshop.
Achara's workshop uses traditional silversmithing techniques to produce centuries-old designs as well as contemporary pieces inspired by Thai culture. Many artisans have been trained in her workshop. They learn not only traditional jewelry making but also how to apply modern quality control standards.
Achara's children are of university age. She currently pays for her daughter's higher education and, next year, she will also pay for her son's.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
'Karen Leaves' silver band ring that I received looks much better than the photo because the center 2 lines have more curve, a sweeping curve. Also the top and bottom lines of the ring has a somewhat deeper, graceful curve. The ring does not have high shine, but has shine that does enhance appearance. I wear 'Karen Leaves' with Neeru Goel's 'Mighty Heart' pendant necklace and 'Regal' onyx dangle silver earrings. I wear the ring on my index finger because it looks best on the larger finger. The ring is size adjustable. The contrast of light and dark silver seen in the photo is eye-catching. Happy with all 3 Novica.com purchases.
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