Afghan Training Programme

Aria Gems is one of the few privately held companies in the World that continuously provides Afghan women and men with the skills, knowledge, and technical equipment to cut & polish gemstones themselves – Our Team actually help write the books for Afghan cutting/polishing and continues to introduce modern and advanced cutting techniques today.

Click link to view Actual gems cut by Aria Gems In-House Cutters

Afghan Women Training

Aria Gems Providing Lapidary Training to Afghan Women

Group Afghans Training 2013

Aria Gems Providing Lapidary Training to Afghan Men

The emerald is one of the most difficult gems to cut. Real emeralds have fractures, colour zones and inclusions. It is a delicate and brittle gemstone. Measuring between 7.5 and 8 on the industry standard Mohs scale of hardness, it is not a stone that any cutter can cut with precision. With these challenges in mind, Aria Gems employs some of the world’s best cutters. Our master-level faceters have over 20 years of experience each and our head gemstone faceter has cut over 9,000 gemstones in his career and personally inspects each gem that we cut.

Aria Gems faceters have cut some of the finest and rarest gems in the country and have become know for cutting rare untreated gems, such as the Panjshir Emerald. Since 2011, our faceters have travelled to Afghanistan to train local men and women in latest gem cutting techniques.

To view our sample cuts, please goto the link below.