Shiana Fine Silver is Thai Karen Hill Tribe Silver produced by our own artisans. Hill Tribe Silver purchased through Shiana is made with .999 (100%) fine silver and is 100% handmade.
Please note that not all hill tribes use 100% fine silver to create their jewelry. Some hill tribe silver is mixed with tin and other metals to produce products with as little as 45% silver.
Caring for Fine Silver
Silver is a precious metal used by humans for centuries. However, the first rule of silver is that it tarnishes with prolonged exposure to oxygen. Tarnish may quicken if the silver is near salt water or products containing sulfur.
After wearing silver we recommend washing the piece by hand in warm water with lemon juice or a mild detergent. If pieces are more tarnished, use Shiana’s Silver and Vermeil Polishing cloth to bring the item back to a high shine.
Properly storing silver depends on the piece of jewelry. Be sure to protect your items from scratches by wrapping the silver in a soft cloth. Storing the items in air tight containers will prevent tarnish from forming.