Decoding Hilltribe Silver Symbols

The most common symbol found in many hilltribe silver pieces is the chakra flower, often labeled simply as ‘flower print’. It looks like a dot surrounded by 6 dots of the same size and has been used repeatedly throughout traditional Hill Tribe Silver pieces. The artisans call this symbol the ‘Pod Duang’, although this is […]

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Silver Found to Make Antibiotics Thousands of Times More Effective

It’s been known to ward off bad luck, vampires, and werewolves, but carrying silver is not all superstition. In 400 BC, Hippocrates talked about the antimicrobial benefits of silver, and for centuries humans used the metal to prevent infections in wounds and keep food and water fresh. We know today that nanosilver is used in […]

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Announcement: Designer Discounts

Shiana’s New Pricing Policy Shiana’s prices are now displayed in full retail. This is to support our customers, resellers and designers who need to show their own customers an item’s value directly from our website. Prices are The Same or Lower You will receive the same Shiana prices from our previous site (or lower) when […]

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Inspirational Links

We received these beautiful nuggets of peridot some time ago and couldn’t wait to do something fun with them. In this example, we added oval jump rings between each stone. Use oval jump rings instead of round ones to compliment the ovoid nuggets and also show some randomness in between. When strung with stretching tendon, […]

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Pleasing Patina

The purer the metal, the slower time has an affect on it. This has been true in metallurgy since the copper, bronze, and iron ages. Pure iron is much more resistant to rust, and likewise, pure silver is more resistant to oxidization. That said, the patina on silver is some of the most visually beautiful […]

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