Style signature:Handmade jewelry crafted from indigenous gems, including tumbled rubies and the world-famous Afghan lapis lazuli.
Backstory: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 in Pakistan, where Javid received one year’s training in a jewelry academy. The family later formed the Noori Jewelry Corporation with business partner and friend Fawad. They returned to Afghanistan in 2002 after the fall of the Taliban, bringing all their machinery and equipment with them, making them one of the best-equipped workshops in Afghanistan. They run several workshops but Javid still finds time to teach, and deliberately give opportunities to new female graduates. He has collaborated with UK-based jewelry designer Pippa Small who created several of his collections.
Inspiration:“Emeralds,” says Javid. “They are my favourite stone because they have a special meaning in Afghanistan: whoever owns an emerald will remain true to their first and only love.”
Products by this Artisan
Artisan: Javid Noori Handcrafted from 18-kt-gold plated silver, these floral drop earrings feature lapis lazuli which is locally sourced in...
Artisan: Javid NooriThese stunning three-drop earrings showcase amethyst and kunzite stones set in gold-plate. Handcrafted by Javid Noori in collaboration...
Artisan: Javid NooriThese rough gemstone studs are handcrafted by Javid Noori in collaboration with UK designer Pippa Small for Turquoise...
Artisan: Javid Noori Hand-crafted from sterling silver, this intricate pendant features a traditional calligraphy pattern. One side says: ‰ÛÏTurquoise Mountain;‰...
Artisan: Javid Noori Handcrafted from sterling silver, these floral drop earrings feature lapis lazuli which is locally sourced in Afghanistan.A...
Artisan: Javid NooriKunzite, amethyst and peridot stones are clustered together to form this striking twisted weave necklace. Wear it on...
Artisan: Javid Noori Kunzite, amethyst and peridot stones are clustered together to form a beautiful twisted weave ring. Wear it...