Artisan: Shugufa Yousofzai - Afghan Jewelry
 
What:
Jewelry
Where:
Afghanistan
Style signature:
Handmade sophisticated jewelry featuring precious and semiprecious stones, including tourmalines, lapis lazuli, rubies and emeralds which are left mostly uncut to reflecting an ancient and rustic Afghan tradition.
Backstory:
Shugufa Yousofzai is 28 years old, educated and grew up in a middle-class home first in Pakistan and then, after the fall of the Taliban, in Kabul. She is exactly the kind of Afghan woman Afghanistan needs: intelligent, hard-working, confident and business minded – a champion and role model for others. Shugufa has vast experience in jewelry production and has worked with international designers and local Afghan workshops on design and production for years. She has recently launched her own jewelry and gemstone business. A happily married mother of one who is now running her own business, Shugufa continues to have a large interest in helping others forward. She advises several Afghan Women Associations and businesses in Kabul on product development.
Inspiration:
“My dream is to become a successful business woman. Afghanistan needs strong women and I want to be one of them.”

Products by this Artisan

Gold Plate Aquamarine Studs - Afghanistan
Gold Plate Aquamarine Studs - Afghanistan $90.00$130.00
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Silver Aquamarine Studs - Afghanistan
Silver Aquamarine Studs - Afghanistan $84.00$120.00
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Gold Plate Lapis Lazuli Studs - Afghanistan
Gold Plate Lapis Lazuli Studs - Afghanistan $87.50$125.00
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Silver Lapis Lazuli Studs - Afghanistan
Silver Lapis Lazuli Studs - Afghanistan $80.50$115.00
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Gold Plate Ruby Studs - Afghanistan
Gold Plate Ruby Studs - Afghanistan $140.00$200.00
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Gold Plate Emerald Studs - Afghanistan
Gold Plate Emerald Studs - Afghanistan $140.00$200.00
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Silver Emerald Studs - Afghanistan
Silver Emerald Studs - Afghanistan Sold Out - $133.00$190.00
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Gold Plate Lapis Lazuli Drop Earrings - Afghanistan
Gold Plate Lapis Lazuli Drop Earrings - Afghanistan $87.50$125.00
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Silver Lapis Lazulu Afghan Drop Earrings
Silver Lapis Lazuli Drop Earrings - Afghanistan $80.50$115.00
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Gold Plate Emerald Drop Earrings - Afghanistan
Gold Plate Emerald Drop Earrings - Afghanistan $140.00$200.00
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Silver Emerald Drop Earrings - Afghanistan
Silver Emerald Drop Earrings - Afghanistan $133.00$190.00
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Gold Plate Lapis Ring - Afghanistan
Gold Plate Lapis Ring - Afghanistan $95.00
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Silver Lapis Lazuli - Afghan Ring
Silver Lapis Lazuli Ring - Afghanistan $85.00
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Gold Plate Tourmaline Studs - Afghanistan
Gold Plate Tourmaline Studs - Afghanistan $90.00$130.00
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Silver Tourmaline Studs - Afghanistan
Silver Tourmaline Studs - Afghanistan $84.00$120.00
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Silver Pink Quartz Studs - Afghanistan
Silver Pink Quartz Studs - Afghanistan $84.00$120.00
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Gold Plate Pink Quartz Studs - Afghanistan
Gold Plate Pink Quartz Studs - Afghanistan $90.00$130.00
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Gold Plate Amethyst Studs - Afghanistan
Gold Plate Amethyst Studs - Afghanistan $90.00$130.00
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Silver Amethyst Studs - Afghanistan
Silver Amethyst Studs - Afghanistan $84.00$120.00
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Silver Aquamarine Drop Earrings - Afghanistan
Silver Aquamarine Drop Earrings - Afghanistan $84.00$120.00
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Soft Grey Silk Scarf + Silver Aquamarine Studs - Afghanistan
Soft Grey Silk Scarf + Silver Aquamarine Studs - Afghanistan Sold Out - $145.00
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Sage Green Silk Scarf + Gold Plate Amethyst Studs - Afghanistan
Sage Green Silk Scarf + Gold Plate Amethyst Studs - Afghanistan Sold Out - $155.00
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