The hills of northern Thailand are home to about 20 distinct tribes, including the Hmong and the Karen. Each tribe has its own cultural traditions, but all the tribes are known for their silver jewelry, which many people use instead of paper money. Women wear their wealth in the form of collars, earrings, and bracelets. Our teardrop earrings are made in northern Thailand villages, in the spirit of hill-tribe craftsmanship. Made using white metal.