Afghanistan lapis drop earrings

    SKU: cmcn459770

    £90.00 Members' price *


    Cobalt blue earrings handmade in Kabul, Afghanistan.

    The earrings form part of a special range from Turquoise Mountain - an initiative established in 2006 at the request of the Prince of Wales and the President of Afghanistan. Turquoise Mountain's aim is to revive Afghanistan's traditional crafts and to regenerate Murad Khane - a historic area of Kabul's Old City known for its rich cultural heritage.

    A unique addition to a jewellery collection, these hand-crafted earrings feature lapis lazuli gemstones set in gold-plated sterling silver.

    More about Turquoise Mountain

    Turquoise Mountain has transformed Murad Khane, a district of the old town, from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural, educational and economic hub. Turquoise Mountain has restored historic buildings, cleared rubbish and installed utilities throughout the entire community. A primary school and health clinic have also been established to ensure residents have access to health and education services.

    An internationally accredited vocational institute dedicated to training a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewellery and miniature painting was also established. Several hundred artisans have been trained at the Turquoise Mountain Institute for Afghan Arts and Architecture.


    Product code: cmcn459770
    World culture: Afghanistan
    Details: Handmade in Afghanistan by Turquoise Mountain
    Material: Gold-plated sterling silver and lapiz lazuli
    Size: 1.7cm x 1.7cm
    Weight: 0.015kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

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    Delivery charges: are calculated depending on the weight (kg) and destination of the order. The order total is displayed on the payment page before you confirm your order.

    Estimated Delivery times:
    UK and Europe: 5 - 10 working days.
    Rest of the world: 10 to 28 working days.

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