Artisan: Javid Noori
Hand-crafted from 18-kt gold plated silver, this intricate pendant features a traditional calligraphy pattern. One side says: "Turquoise Mountain;" the other: "I am a bird of the spiritual garden. I don't belong to this earthly world." This is a line from the famous 13th-century Afghan poet Maulauna Jalaluddin Balkhi Rumi.
A collaboration between Afghan jewelry maker Javid Noori and Turquoise Mountain, this pendant is based on an old coin design.
• Pendant dimensions: .8" (2cm).
• String is not included.
|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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