Bronze and Lapis Ring

Bronze and Lapis Ring

45.00

Part of a 12-piece collection in collaboration with recent graduates of Turquoise Mountain in Kabul and jewellery designer Kara Hamilton in Toronto, the bronze and lapis ring is handcrafted and finished with three beautiful oval lapis stones. Pair with matching bracelet and choker, or wear as an everyday piece on its own.

Kara Hamilton travelled to Kabul where she spent a week working directly with the artisans to finalise each piece in this collaboration. The artisans in turn were given a rare opportunity to work with an international designer and gain exposure to new designs, techniques and trends.

 

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Made In: Afghanistan

Materials: Bronze and Lapis Lazuli

Size: 5/6 and 7/8

Care: Please note that the base material is natural bronze and therefore subject to tarnish. 

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Turquoise Mountain artisan

All four businesses that created this collection are run by recent graduates of Turquoise Mountain. Turquoise Mountain is incubating these small businesses by providing physical space, electricity, tools and business support.

Afghanistan's arts and architecture were once the pride of Asia, but over 30 years of war have left these traditions on the verge of extinction. Since 2006 Turquoise Mountain has trained over 450 new artisans in traditional arts. These craftswomen and men learn centuries old skills and work with contemporary designers to produce their unique handmade pieces. In a conflict-ridden society with a debilitated economy, Turquoise Mountain has restored or re-build 112 historic or community buildings in the old city of Kabul, set up a local primary school and family health clinic.