These unique handmade earrings are carefully handcrafted in Kabul, Afghanistan from 925 silver and dark blue lapis lazuli stone.
Please note that each pair is handmade from natural materials. No earring is like the other, but a beautiful one of a kind. Therefore, variations to the photos may occur.
Material: Lapis lazuli // 100% sterling silver, 14-carat gold-plated
Length: 4 cm
Free UK shipping on orders over £200
Free shipping to Europe on orders over £250/€290
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Latest recommended order dates for Christmas 2021:
UK: 21st December
USA/Canada: 12th December
Central Europe: 15th December
We know Brexit has caused uncertainty for our European customers. To lend a hand we are happy to reimburse our customers for any customs duties or taxes paid on orders arriving in Europe placed between the 1st and the 16th of December.
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We offer free shipping for:
UK orders over £200
European orders over £250
*Extended returns policy - Orders made from December the 1st can be returned until January the 5th.*
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The designs were created by Hila Limar (architect & chairwoman of the board at the non-profit organisation Visions for Children e.V.) and Wana Limar (creative producer, presenter, Visions for Children e.V. ambassador and member of their PR team). The earrings were then carefully handcrafted in Kabul from 925 silver and dark blue lapis lazuli. Within Afghan craftsmanship, a distinction is made between a hakak (gemstone cutter) and a goldsmith. A hakak transforms the gemstones into high-quality jewellery. Before a gemstone is embedded into silver or gold jewellery, further steps such as cutting, setting and faceting need to be conducted – activities which require a great deal of skill set and practical experience.
With this collaboration, Hila and Wana Limar also introduce their new jewellery label SEVAR. SEVAR combines the sisters' shared affinity for artistic design with their educational, sustainable aspirations – and therefore connects their longstanding commitment to the educational sector, especially through the non-profit organisation Vision for Children e.V., with their love of art and aesthetics. Profits made by SEVAR will be invested in a goldsmith training program for girls and young women in Kabul, which Vision for Children e.V. is currently working on.