Tag: Hamed Wardak Speaks

Hamed Wardak on Afghanistan emeralds

Tragically, Afghanistan has been ravaged by decades of non-stop war. But hidden deep within the country’s mountains, there’s a green oasis where something precious and rare is hidden away. The Panjshir Valley, which lies north of the capital of Kabul, is home to over 172 emerald mines. These valuable gems also called Panjshir emeralds, have […]

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Hamed Wardak writes about Eitheopian emeralds

Ethiopian emeralds remain one of the most beautiful varieties of emerald found on the market. Some experts say that the color of Ethiopian emeralds rivals those found in Colombia, the home of the highest quality emeralds. Gemstone dealers appear very excited about these stones because they don’t require treatment with oil. Oil treatment remains a […]

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