3 Jade Strands silver swirl Necklace, Thailand
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Silversmiths in Surin, northeastern Thailand use simple tools to create distinctive beads from pure silver. The decorative patterns are hand-etched onto the surface of each bead. This painstaking intricate process, from the centuries-old Khmer Angkor kingdom , survives in only one small community. The focal point of this necklace is a 0.5 inch silver etched spiral bead with three different length strands of jade and silver that dangle from the center. The necklace also contains delicately etched silver flower beads. The claw clasp is accented with silver cylindrical beads with traditional Surin etchings. The necklace is approximately 16 inches long, with the longest dangling strand measuring 6.5 inches from the spiral bead.
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