Now stocking the Afghan Turquoise Mountain Project jewellery collection
Leblas ethical fine jewellery is the new stockist for renown anthropologist and ambassador of Suvival International Pippa Small and her Afghan Turquoise Mount Project jewellery collection. The collection is inspired by different traditional techniques and designs from around Afghanistan.
These ornate designs are reminiscent of tribal torque necklaces decorated with smooth lapis pebbles, and charm bracelets embellished with uncut chunks of various gems. The rough matte finishing of the chains are gold-plated sterling silver, making them unique statement jewellery pieces. The beautiful stones used include: Deep Blue smooth Lapis Lazuli, Rough Ruby, Green Emeralds, Turqouise, Kyanite, and multicoloured Tourmalines, and rough Amethyst.
This exceptional collection emerged from a collaboration between Pippa Small and Afghan craftsman intended to help support the work started by the Turquoise Mountain projects, which include funding schools, improving independence in the community, and encouraging Afghan youth to learn skills in traditional crafts, such as jewellery, ceramics, woodwork, and calligraphy.
About Pippa Small:
Canadian born renown anthropologist and ambassador for Survival International, Pippa Small is known for her profound interest in cultural artefacts and worldwide travels. Having completed an MA in medical anthropology, Pippa Small pursued her interest in jewellery making, leading to world recognised collaborations with renowned fashion houses, such as Gucci and Chloe. Today, Pippa Small is a reputable leader and ambassador for Survival International, leading to artistic collaborations with indigenous communities, such as the Batwa Pygmies of Rwanda, in effort to help them research their own traditional designs and to gain self-sufficiency and income in return.
Leblas is a fine ethical jewellery boutique that also carries its own collections, and is known for fusing together traditional artistry with modern design and sustainable practices. Winner of Coutts New Jeweller Award 2009, Leblas was founded by Clare Winfield and award winning Jewellery Designer Arabel Lebrusan in 2008. Leblas uses 100% recycled 18ct gold and sterling silver, conflict-free Canadian diamonds, and traceable semi-precious gems for its collections, ensuring that we make our part in reducing the carbon footprint. Leblas designs statement necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and redefines the concept of “classic” by beautifully crafting modern designs. Currently, Leblas also stocks The Branch, Tamara Fogle, and SHO.
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