This twisted teardrop 3-layer pendant is beautiful. Made of pure Hill Tribe silver, these pendants are handcrafted in northern Thailand using traditional tribal methods. Purchasing these Thai beads will help to provide the Karen Hill Tribe with a reliable source of income. On close inspection you will notice that each piece is unique, attesting to the handmade nature of these beautiful pieces. The silver content in our Hill Tribe silver beads and pendants is typically 95-99%, higher than sterling silver at 92.5%. This higher silver content makes it softer and easier to mold into the unique and wonderful styles you are used to seeing in Hill Tribe items.