Silver Butterfly Earrings (double layers)
$63.80 – $68.20
Pair of handmade Qiang silver earrings with double butterfly design: each earring has two butterflies with 3 hanging chains: in total four butterflies and 12 chains with 12 hanging silver bells or leaves.
(Note: The bells are decorative, they don’t have clappers inside to ring as you walk, though the bells and chains together will make a light silvery tinkling sound!)
Available in 2 variations, with bell or leaf hanging decoration.
weight: 14 grams
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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!