Pippa has been visiting Afghanistan since 2008, and has now produced eight collections in collaboration with Afghanistan’s jewellers and Turquoise Mountain.
We love Pippa's work because it is created in true collaboration with Afghanistan's jewellers - her work is heavily inspired by Afghanistan's local jewellery traditions, and celebrates the extraordinary natural gemstones found in Afghanistan's soil.
Named as the Ethical Jewellery Business of the year at the 2015 UK Jewellery Awards, Pippa’s Turquoise Mountain pieces have been worn by celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Florence and the Machine, Yasmine Le Bon and Eva Longoria.
Described by the Sunday Times as “the glamorous bohemian’s rock purveyor of choice”, Pippa's growing clientele visit her shops in London, Los Angeles, and New York seeking jewellery that is different, organic, ethnic and ethical.
It is such a privilege to work in Afghanistan, a country with such endless sources of inspiration. As the historic centre of the silk routes with influences coming from China, ancient Greece, Roma and India the materials, styles and skills were constantly being stimulated and growing, pushing boundaries on design and craftsmanship.
- Pippa Small