‘Xauv': pronounced “sow” is a silver Hmong necklace worn with traditional Hmong outfits. Below is a photo of a ‘xauv’ that my mother-in-law gave me. This photo was shot by Pretty Geeky for our engagement photoshoot.
Below are two ‘xauv’ that I own. I shared them recently via instagram (username: ihearthmong) and facebook. You can purchase similar ‘xauv’ at Hmong tournaments and markets. Vendors will sell these ‘xauv’ for ~$15 – $20.
You don’t have to wait until the New Year’s Festivals to wear your ‘xauv’. For a professional vibe, pair your xauv with a white dress + black blazer.
I wore this look during the 2nd part of my Hmong wedding.
And, for a more casual look, pair your xauv with a puff-sleeve pink top + skinny jeans + grey ankle boots.