Silver pendant necklace, 'Hill Tribe Swirl' (Thailand)

A fascinating pendant, crafted by the Karen hill tribes from 950 silver in a spiral shape with beaded details, centers this necklace from Thai artisan Tipa. She centers the pendant on a strand of blue-green reconstituted turquoise beads, periodically punctuated by tiny stamped hill tribe silver beads. The result is absolutely unique. A sterling silver hook clasp and extender chain completes the design.