Lapis and Turquoise Earrings from Afghanistan

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Nothing sets off an outfit better than a nice bright pop of color! This combination of lapis with reconstituted turquoise will turn heads and have a wonderful story to tell. Perfect as an everyday earring or as a finishing touch for a special occasion. Find our full selection of Afghani jewelry here.

Lapis lazul has been mined in the mountainous regions of Afghanistan for over 6,000 years, and is highly known for its deep color and meditative properties, which many claim brings clarity and purification to the wearer. Reconstituted turquoise is a mix of recycled turquoise dust and pieces, bonded with resin, dye and other minerals. Besides being more economical than 100% pure turquoise, reclaimed turquoise helps the environment by decreasing the need for additional mining

The Turkmen Women’s Active Rights Association (TWARA) was conceived in 2002. With a mission to empower women and educate them about their legal rights, TWARA started work with the backward and marginalized Turkmen tribes of northern Afghanistan. TWARA works towards providing these communities with a strong economic and social structure. They work with a majority of women artisans, which comprises of almost 90%. Apart from skill and market oriented trainings, the organization, also helps these artisans in setting up their own businesses, by providing them with available grants and micro credits. This has helped these women artisans, mostly illiterate, to grow into independent entrepreneurs. Various educational, health and technical trainings have improved the living standards of the lesser known tribes of northern Afghanistan.

  • Made by hand in Afghanistan
  • Lapis and reconstituted turquoise
  • Earring measures 3/4 tall including ear wire
  • Sterling silver ear wires 

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