Artisan: Javid Noori
Handcrafted from 18-kt-gold plated silver, these earrings feature a whimsical bird design finished with ruby eyes. The rubies are locally sourced in Afghanistan.
A collaboration between Afghan jewelry maker Javid Noori and UK designer Pippa Small, this piece is from a collection that draws inspiration from the time when Afghanistan was the heart of Asia and a central destination on the Silk Road. It is inspired by ancient Afghan jewelry – most notably the Bactrian Gold – which is renowned for using indigenous gems, in particular the famous Afghan lapis lazuli.
|Javid was born in Kabul in 1976 and learned the art of jewelry from watching his father, who began the family jewelry business in the 1950s. Javid learned where the best gems in Afghanistan are mined and he began making his own jewelry when he was a teenager. However, in 1993, the family fled to Karachi...
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