This Hill Tribe silver round bead is perfect for your unique jewelry designs! The brushed style on this beads surface gives it a modern edge. Our Hill Tribe silver beads are so beautiful, and all handmade. We can see this great piece paired with Dichroic Glass for a stunning and colorful necklace or bracelet. Hill Tribe Silver from Thailand is being featured in the current bead magazines. These items are made by the Karen Hill Tribe in northern Thailand using traditional tribal methods passed down from generation to generation. Purchasing these silver items helps sustain a traditional craft and provides the Karen people with a reliable source of income. The silver content in our Hill Tribes silver beads and pendants is typically 95-99%, even higher than sterling (92.5%). This higher silver content is softer and therefore easier to shape into all the unique and wonderful styles. On close inspection you will notice that no two pieces are exactly alike, attesting to the handmade nature of these beautiful pieces.