photo by Tina Hager
Beautiful handcrafted jewelry made in gold plated base metals, lapis and turquoise from the world’s oldest mines in Badakshan.
The Aayenda Jewelry brand is a collaboration between three international designers and 36 Afghan jewelry and gem-cutting artisans, trained by Future Brilliance in technical and business skills. Comprising over 130 pieces of gold- plated silver and metals, using Afghan gemstones, the collection is designed to build an international market for Afghan artisans for which they can design and manufacture for many years to come.
The main goal of this ambitious training programme is for Afghanistan to capture higher value and refinement of its gemstone sector – by training artisans in gem-cutting, jewelry design and manufacturing, and equipping them with the skills to sustain their businesses and create a brilliant new jewelry line to showcase artisans’ talents and the beautiful and varied coloured gemstones of Afghanistan.
Products by this Artisan
Artisan: Aayenda A gold plate star is adorned with lapis and turquoise accents and strung on a chain link necklace...
Artisan: Aayenda This delicate lapis beaded bracelet is adorned with a simple gold plate star and turquoise bead. Lovely on...
Artisan: Aayenda Lapis beads are delicately strung together and adorned with a gold plate and turquoise star. Simple and elegant. The...
Artisan: Aayenda Handcrafted gold plated stars are adorned with a lovely lapis bead in these subtle yet striking earrings. The Aayenda...
Artisan: Aayenda This delicate turquoise beaded bracelet is adorned with a simple, elegant lapis bead that sits in the middle...
Artisan: Aayenda Turquoise beads are delicately strung together and adorned with a gold plate and lapis star. Simple and elegant. The...