Description of gemstone business

The star of Asia , The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. For thousands of years the people of Afghanistan have toiled to extract dierent varieties of gemstone from the earth, from the royal palaces of the Pharaohs to recent years Afghan gemstones have made their ways to every civilization. The Afghan soil is impregnated with precious minerals and that it was once covered with ourishing cities, from Jalalabad, to Ghazni on the one side and from Panjshir to Mazar e Sharif and Badakhshan on the other side, Afghanistan is the only country rich with mineral wealth which no other country can produce.Mining in Afghanistan has never been without diculties. Basic tools and equipment, the remoteness of the mining sites, and poverty have combined to make mining continually hard, laborious, as well as dangerous. Mining is the work of collective action, although gem discovers are usually the work of individual prospectors or very small groups. Now without the capital and technology, there is a gap in the exhaustion of alluvial deposits and development of shaft mining. The ample supply of cheap workforce leads to slower mechanization.The Afghans continue to search for new deposits that are limited to easily locate outcropping deposits. New searches for mines are in progress and the miners are using every possible scientic modern tools in which geophysical and geochemical methods are employed. For the development of mining sector the Government (with the help of international donor agencies) is making new rules and policies to control and support the sector. Precious and semi-precious gemstone mining in Afghani-stan is a labor-intensive business, which with modern technology can maximize the employment opportunities and Income Generation. The Afghan Emerald Company believes that the potential of the country is so great as to promise a satisfactory standard of living for every man, women and child with exporting and marketing for the gemstones.The Afghan Emerald Company exports reasonable quanti-ties of the following precious and semi precious gemstone every

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Emerald, The most precious variety of beryl, is found in Panjshir Province of Afghanistan, these emeralds are colored by chromium and exhibit a rich dark green color. Their crystal size varies (many over 100 carats). The clarity of Panjshir emeralds rivals the ­nest emeralds found in Colombia, Panjshir emeralds have superiority over Columbians for the past 400 years.Panjshir Province, translated as ­ve lions is an about 110 kilometers long mountainous province of strategic impor-tance, pointing directly at Kabul like an arrow. The emerald mining area of the Panjshir is located 113 kilometers northeast of the capital Kabul. The emeralds are extracted at an elevation of 2000-3000 meters (13120-3984 feet) requiring the miners to walk several hours up the rough slopes which are too steep and dangerous for horses and mules. Panjshir itself is at 1800 meters (6,000 feet). Major emeralds mines of PanjSshir are:

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Love is the quality that is re­ected by the ruby, and although considered to be associated with passion, it was also thought to control romantic desires. Bravery is associated with the ruby, courage to seek the truth at all times, courage to be able to stand up for what is right, and courage to attain one’s highest potential. Rubies are often gifted as a mark of undying love.The crystal color range di‑ers from a light red purple with the best quality referred as “pigeon’s Blood”. To test a ne and perfect ruby it has to be placed on the same sheet of paper on which fresh blood of a pigeon has been dropped. The perfection of the stone can be then ascertained if it agrees with the blood in color. The perfect quality of ruby stones come from Jegdalek and Badakhshan province of Afghanistan. Jegdalek is located in the southern portion of Sorobi district, 60 km far from the capital Kabul.Afghan Afghan Company is the proud and reliable supplier of ne and perfect rubies across the globe, we can export the gem to any part of the world within few days.

The name lapis means stone. Lazuli is derived from the Persian lazhward, meaning blue. This is also the root of our word, azure.For lapis lazuli, the finest colour will be an even, intense blue, lightly dusted with small flecks of golden pyrite The original locality for lapis lazuli is the Sar-e-Sang deposit in Afghanistan’s remote Badakhshan district. This mine is one of the oldest in the world, producing continuously for over 7000 years. While other deposits of lapis are known, none are of importance when compared with  continuously

AFGH3Tourmaline is supposed to ensure success through superiorknowledge. If worn by a woman, it makes her more desira-ble to men; it facilitates friendships and guarantees purity and goodhealth, and stimulates imagination. Tourmaline comes fromthe province of Nuristan, located in the eastern Afghanistan.The tourmaline deposits are situated in Nilaw, Mawi, and Kurgal, Mirdesh, Papruk, Dara e Pich in the northeast ofAfghanistan, at an altitude of 3,000 meters (9800 feet).Theminesare situated near the important rivers , the Alingar river and the river ofKunar,which rises in the far north of the province and joins the Kabul River.Tourmaline crystals of an amazing variety and forms are found in throughout Nuristan and Kunar. Mostare pink crystals with at ends and many striations. Their size varies from 3 to 7 centimeters and they are also dierent, Tourma-line can be found in more than 10 colors, pink, blue, green, yellow, colorless, and etc. .

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Tourmaline is supposed to ensure successAFGH3 through superiorknowledge. If worn by a woman, it makes her more desira-ble to men; it facilitates friendships and guarantees purity and goodhealth, and stimulates imagination. Tourmaline comes fromthe province of Nuristan, located in the eastern Afghanistan.The tourmaline deposits are situated in Nilaw, Mawi, and Kurgal, Mirdesh, Papruk, Dara e Pich in the northeast ofAfghanistan, at an altitude of 3,000 meters (9800 feet).Theminesare situated near the important rivers , the Alingar river and the river ofKunar,which rises in the far north of the province and joins the Kabul River.Tourmaline crystals of an amazing variety and forms are found in throughout Nuristan and Kunar. Mostare pink crystals with at ends and many striations. Their size varies from 3 to 7 centimeters and they are also dierent, Tourma-line can be found in more than 10 colors, pink, blue, green, yellow, colorless, and etc. .

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Afghan Emerald is committed to implementing, carrying out and maintaining ethical business practices and procedures. It is with sincerity and conviction that we strive to be a good Corporate Citizen. The Company will comply with existing environmental laws, policies, practices, and procedures in the Countries where it conducts business.It is our mission to introduce the best of what Afghanistan have to offer to all of our clients. We do this by providing good quality product and by presenting ourselves with the highest integrity in all of our dealings, as we do with our closest friends and family.

AFGH2Afghan Emerald is committed to implementing, carrying out and maintaining ethical business practices and procedures. It is with sincerity and conviction that we strive to be a good Corporate Citizen. The Company will comply with existing environmental laws, policies, practices, and procedures in the Countries where it conducts business.It is our mission to introduce the best of what Afghanistan have to offer to all of our clients. We do this by providing good quality product and by presenting ourselves with the highest integrity in all of

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Sapphire will bring lightness and Joy and yet the depth of beauty and thought to the wearer. Called the gem of the soul and of autumn. Fraud was banished from its presence. It enabled one to hear and understand the obscurest oracles. Sapphire can be found in Badakhshan province, Jegdalak and Gandomak Areas of Afghanistan. Sapphire of best quality is exported through our company to our customers based on their demand.

4AFGHAfghan Emerald is committed to implementing, carrying out and maintaining ethical business practices and procedures. It is with sincerity and conviction that we strive to be a good Corporate Citizen. The Company will comply with existing environmental laws, policies, practices, and procedures in the Countries where it conducts business.It is our mission to introduce the best of what Afghanistan have to offer to all of our clients. We do this by providing good quality product and by presenting ourselves with the highest integrity in all of

1AFSpinel also called Laal-e-Badakhshan, gives help to disordersof the liver, and whatis still; and what is still more surprisingif you touch the four corners of a House, Garden, and vineyard, with the spine, it will preserve them from lighting, Tempest and worms.The most beautiful spinel in in red and blue color can rival ruby and sapphire. Spinel and Ruby are coming from the “Kuh-Lal” mine in the mountainous area from where the Oxus River starts stream-ing in the northeastern province of Badakhshan. The crystalin this area grow large with up to 50 grams. The prices for spinel crystals is exceedingly high based on their quality, clarity and color. The Afghan Emerald Company can supply big quantities of the stone based on the demand of our current and potential customers.