Luxury Handmade Qiang Silver Double Earring set
Pair of silver earrings, each one has a double decoration with five chains (4×5=20 silver chains and hanging balls and bells).
Main design is a stylized lion figure with leaves and connecting plates.
(Note: The bells are decorative, they don’t have clappers inside to ring as you walk, though all the bells and chains together will certainly make a light silvery tinkling sound!)
All pieces are handmade silver from Qiang ethnic minority village workshop.
Silver has very strong cultural value amongst the minority peoples –see our Stories on Silver and Miao, Tibetan and Qiang people.
Craftspeople use Fine 99.9% pure silver both for its softness and the cultural value of pure silver.
By contrast Sterling silver is defined as only 92.5% purity: our silversmiths do not apply a Sterling silver hallmark!
Weight: 28.13 grams