Below are links to some of Afghanistan’s magnificent array of quality gemstones, jewelry, and other related handicrafts.
Jewelry (lapis, turquoise, jade, ruby, etc.) and textile accessories (purses, pashminas, scarves, pencil cases, etc.) from fair trade-principled Afghan artisans. Also has a showroom in Washington, DC.
Turquoise Mountain Arts
Turquoise Mountain Arts presents a collection of traditional and contemporary accessories, furniture, architectural woodwork, tableware, perfumes and calligraphy; made by Turquoise Mountain and other leading organizations from their historic base in Kabul.
Arghand: Hand-crafted products from Kandahar
Soaps and body oils.
High-value gemstones (uncut and cut) and other jewelry items.
Oriental Gems Co.
(website under construction, see pictures of samples below)
Rough Gems, semi-precious stones (esp. lapis), jewelry, etc.
Ghulam Rasool Hussaini (email)