Happy Tuesday, everyone! I hope you all had wonderful weekends. Sorry I have been MIA since mid-last week. It was a busy Thursday and Friday at the office. And the majority of the weekend was spent in CT. Yes, yes, I could have gotten to a computer, but there was a lot to do to help my mother prepare for the brunch she was throwing for my sister and me. I most sincerely apologize and will try not to let it happen again.
Today I’m going to tell you about Thai and Bali silvers. I have not used a lot of it in my pieces for sale, but I do have a good deal of it in stock. And, now that you will all be more familiar with it, I will definitely start putting it to good use.
Thai and Bali silvers fall between sterling and fine silver, in terms of the percentage of actual silver found in it. As you may remember, sterling silver is 92.5% pure silver, and 7.5% base metal. Fine silver, on the other hand, is 99.9% pure silver. The percentages of pure silver found in Thai and Bali silvers does vary, but it is generally in the upper 90% range.
As far as I have found, pieces crafted from these silvers are made in small villages in Bali and Thailand (thus, the names). Made by hand, no two beads are going to be exactly the same. Thai and Bali beads are also often ornate, and therefore used as centerpieces for necklaces, earrings, and jewelry.