Soul pendants usually have a cut or carved-out center. They symbolize an open heart and an open mind. They also incorporate well into modern designs where strings of beads are allowed to dance through and around the pendant.
When purchasing Thai Karen Hill Tribe silver from Shiana, you are buying straight from the Karen artists whose hands made these lovely pieces. Your contribution aids the Karen community directly by providing an alternate income to narcotic cash crops, and indirectly by preventing ubanization and the other social issues.