These stunning silver heart shaped charms are a wonderful addition to any beader's collection. Each bead features a puffed up heart with a flower stamped into its center. The outside flat edge of the charm has been imprinted to give the charm more texture and eye-appeal. Perfect for charm bracelets or as focal pieces in a beautiful necklace, these Hill Tribe silver puffed charms are sure to impress even the pickiest of beaders. No matter how you use these charms you'll surely be impressed by their quality. 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.