Artisan origins: Kabul, Afghanistan
Lines and shapes of the Silk Road treasures.
Afghanistan sits at the heart of Central Asia, with the former Chinese empires to its east and Persian empires to its west. As a result, goods traded between Western and Eastern Asia would undoubtedly cross Afghanistan. One of the key goods native to Afghanistan that was widely traded along these routes was lapis lazuli.
About Artisan & Fox:
Artisan & Fox is an ethical marketplace seeking to connect you to extraordinary craftsmanship sourced from across the Majority World. They empower artisans - silversmiths, weavers, and other makers alike - who are cut off from international markets; be it due to infrastructural barriers, political and societal unrest, or rural conditions.
They only collaborate with independent artisans, artisan cooperatives, and certified non-profits, and work to ensure that artisans receive 50% of the profits from your purchase. Their remaining profits are reinvested into their social programmes, such as zero-interest micro-credit (Thrive Transfers), and their pro-bono outreach with Syrian refugees (Threads of Syria).
Artisan & Fox - Herat Ring
Materials: Lapis lazuli, with gold-plated brass body. Lead and nickel free.
Dimensions: 2.2cm. Available in US ring sizes 5 - 8.
Please keep in a dry and cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight. To polish your artisan jewelry, use a wedge of lemon, and polish along the surface with a small cotton towel.