Hattie Rickards is a British jewellery designer. Hattie designed the Oculus ring for Turquoise Mountain artisans when she visited Afghanistan in 2012.
Walking through the streets of the old city, Hattie was inspired by the wooden lattice screens which can be found on many of the historic windows and doors. She decided to create a geometric collection which reflects the buildings in which the pieces are made.
This piece is produced by master artisans in Afghanistan. Since the Taliban took over in August 2021, we have removed all identifying references of our partners for security reasons. Some of our partners were able to leave Afghanistan. For those who remain, their craft is critical to sustain their livelihoods at a time when the country is in financial collapse and in the grip of a humanitarian disaster. Every order we are able to make with our partners is more important now than ever before.