Javid Noori

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Javid's father started the Noori family jewellery business in the 1950s. From a very young age Javid sat in his father's workshop, watching and learning his art. Returning to Afghanistan in 2002 after having been forced to flee to Pakistan during the time of the Taliban, Javid set up one of the best-equipped workshops in the country. Gaining a reputation for working only with Afghanistan's finest gemstones Javid's business thrived, and in 2008 he began working closely with international jewelry designer Pippa Small. Despite his success Javid has remained committed to bringing on Afghanistan's next generation of jewelers, teaching part time at the Turquoise Mountain Institute, and offering apprenticeships in his own workshop for the most promising emerging talents.