Reminiscent of summer days spent on the beach this Hill Tribe silver sand dollar pendant, allows you to carry the summer with you no matter the season. The center, star shaped portion of the pendant is has been puffed up off the flat surface of the rest of the pendant. The flat portion of the pendant has been imprinted to give it a textured feel. Pair this pendant with beautifully colored beads or your favorite crystals to create a wonderful necklace. No matter how you decide to use this gorgeous pendant, you'll surely be impressed by its quality and intricate detailing. 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.