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Miao Silver Jewels: Traits Like No Other

By David Cheng

Silver jewels coming from the ethnic tribe of Miao in southern China are becoming a popular choice of gifts for Valentine’s day. If you’ve got a piece for your special one, you may need to know these unique traits of your gift before you present it to her and show you really care.

Real Miao jewelry pieces are made of 99% pure silver. The artisans use nothing lesser. So find your confidence and tell your loved one that the bright luster of your jewel will last for life, just like your love for her.

Your jewel is finished all by hand, as the craftsmanship requires. It is known that handmade silver jewels have a quality unlike any other. And it’s definitely true with yours made to be more durable than other jewelry pieces.

The craftsmanship to make your gift is very old. In fact, its history traces back to 1, 000 years ago when silver jewels were still a privilege for the rich. Down through the history, the craftsmanship was constantly perfected, and today, it’s believed to be the finest set of techniques in China to make silver jewels.

A few years ago, the craftsmanship was listed as an intangible cultural heritage by the Chinese government.

Your jewel won’t be easily find in the market. Today, there a only a few master Miao silver artisans who know the craftsmanship and are able to handcraft the jewels. There are two reasons.

First, Miao tradition requires that the craftsmanship can only be passed down from father to son, and not to someone who is not a member of the family.

Second, the workmanship is extrememly difficult to master. Usually, it takes a Miao artisan as many as 15 years to fully master all the skills necessary for a perfect Miao silver jewel.

D. Cheng likes researching craftman techniques to make silver jewels. Discover more about this subject. Visit his website about silver jewels here.

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Cheng, David "Miao Silver Jewels: Traits Like No Other." Miao Silver Jewels: Traits Like No Other. 22 Jun. 2010. 5 May 2015 <>.

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