HILL TRIBE • AKHA TEARDROP EARRINGS by BLANC DE NOIR & CO.
Discover the bold and unique look of our eye-catching Hill Tribe Collection. This unique collection, features a pure organic look that is adherent of the Akha Hill-Tribe of Laos. Each fine silver piece is meticulously formed by our artisan descendants of the Akha people; thus, creating the distinct beautiful designs of our Hill Tribe Collection. A unique, beautiful patina and signature finish, The Hill Tribe Collection showcases a traditionally bold handmade style that will be a statement with any outfit.
* WHY WE LOVE BLANC DE NOIR & CO.*
Blanc de Noir & Co. is very special & precious to Mountain Attitude Designs. Years ago, Terri found Blanc de Noir and was mesmerized by the exquisite craftsmanship of their fine sterling jewelry. She quickly made friends with Dee and has remained friends ever since. Mountain Attitude Designs feels honored to exclusively bring the fine silver craftsmanship of Blanc de Noir to the Copper Basin area.
THE BLANC DE NOIR HISTORY
The heartland of Laos in Southeast Asia has always been on the edges of civilization and viewed as an exotic culture by early Western travelers and explorers. The Dok Phikoun flower is indigenous to the region and very special to the Lao Buddhists and its people. In the beginning of Lao history, the Dok Phikoun motif was used in jewelry pieces initially reserved only for the Lao Royal Family. It is believed to bring the wearer good luck, good health and protection. The complexity and intricacy to make this special handcrafted design has slowly made this art form fade from the culture’s existence. Our artisan family strives to keep this ancient art form alive by teaching younger Lao artisans and families their history and handmade craft. Our Dok Phikoun jewelry are the same ones worn in ancient traditional ceremonies, usually in gold or white silver. Our hopes are that this art form will one day spread throughout the world to be enjoyed and worn by many. We take great pride in everything we do, from the very start of our production to the moment it leaves our hands onto yours. Every handcraft piece embodies the pinnacle of Lao history and handmade work.
BLANC DE NOIR & CO. SILVER
With the silver being mined in Laos, we want to keep up with the purity of our roots and have that reflect into our pieces as much as we can. To keep it pure, we use less metals when mixing our silver versus your standard 92.5 percent sterling silver pieces that is usually mixed with 7.5 percent copper. Blanc de Noir brings to you pieces that transcends the common sterling silver pieces, in which it measures up to 95-99.9 percent in pure silver versus the standard 92.5 percent sterling silver. Therefore, bringing you fine silver pieces that measures up to the quality and pureness you deserve.