Turquoise Mountain Announces Their Partnership with Bloomingdale’s for Their Trunk Shows in the United States to Sell Their Jewelry Handcrafted in Afghanistan

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Turquoise Mountain founded by HRH The Prince of Wales and former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, will bring their exquisite jewelries to Palo Alto, CA on October 8th-10th and San Francisco, CA on October 11th-12th

Turquoise Mountain announced today their participation for their major trunk shows in the United States with Bloomingdale’s in Palo Alto and San Francisco, California. In making the announcement, Turquoise Mountain CEO Shoshana Stewart said, “We are incredibly honored to have this opportunity to showcase our jewelry from Afghanistan. We are also grateful to work with Bloomingdale's, their commitment in this partnership has been amazing and their dedication in supporting our artisans’ talent, artistry and entrepreneurship has been an inspiration to all of us.”

Bloomingdale’s, one of the most recognized retail stores in the world, invited Turquoise Mountain to hold their US trunk shows to coincide with the opening of their new store in Palo Alto, California on October 8th. All the pieces of jewelry have been handcrafted in Kabul, and will be on sale in Palo Alto until October 10th. The trunk shows move to Bloomingdale's in San Francisco for two full days on October 11th and 12th.

Oscar winner Angelina Jolie is one of the many supporters of Turquoise Mountain buying the Pippa Small for Turquoise Mountain Love Poem Cuff. Proceeds from the cuff go toward the Turquoise Mountain Foundation, which aims to revive traditional Afghan arts within the country.

Turquoise Mountain was established in 2006 at the request of HRH The Prince of Wales and HE Hamid Karzai, the former President of Afghanistan. Turquoise Mountain is restoring Afghanistan’s traditional arts and historic areas, creating jobs, skills, and a renewed sense of national identity. An international accredited vocational institute dedicated to training a new generation of Afghan artisans in woodwork, calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry and miniature painting was also established. Several hundred artisans have been trained at the Turquoise Mountain Institute for Afghan Arts and Architecture.

Further information can be found at our website: http://www.turquoisemountain.org or follow us on Twitter @TurquoiseMtn

For media and other inquiries, please contact our US Director, Nicolla Hewitt: nicolla(at)turquoisemountain(dot)org

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