Ahmad Shafiq

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After graduating from Turquoise Mountain Institute's Jewellery and Gem-Cutting School in 2011, Ahmad Shafiq and three friends decided to set up Blue Diamond, a jewellery business specializing in modern jewellery inspired by traditional Afghan designs. From their workshop in the old city of Kabul Blue Diamond has collaborated with UK-based designer Hattie Rickards to create a contemporary collection using indigenous stones and geometric patterns. Blue Diamond has also worked with jewelery designers Zara Simon and Vicki Sarge, and international labels such as Bajalia and MADE.