A stunning set of hoop earrings, curved as in the shape of fish tails, detailed with the eyes of peacock feathers.
Fish can symbolize many things. Fish have the freedom to swim wherever they want, and because of this, in Buddhism, fish symbolize happiness and freedom. These fishtail earrings are dotted with peacock feather eyes. Peacocks symbolize openness and acceptance, and eye symbols protect the wearer from evil spirits. Each pair from Gadabout Goods was hand carved by silversmiths from the Karen Hill Tribe in northern Thailand.
Measures approximately 1.75" tall x 1.5" wide
Especially prized for its shine and craftsmanship, Karen Hill Tribe jewelry is made using only 98% silver or higher. Compared to the 92.5% silver of sterling, this higher grade silver has a beautiful velvety soft shine. It is also softer, which makes it easier for the silversmiths to carve and shape. This also gives our open back rings a bit of flexibility, allowing you to make small adjustments and perfectly fit the ring to your finger.
Also known as the “Long Neck Karen”, some Karen women wear brass coils around their necks, adding coils as they age. The weight of the coils depress their chests and give the appearance of a stretched neck. They believe the longer the neck, the more beautiful the woman.
Each piece arrives to you carefully wrapped with handmade notes about its origin, passing on a personal connection and taking some anonymity out of the shopping experience.
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