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“Peo­ple tell me I’m a com­pli­ment maker,” says jew­ellery de­signer Jenny Bird. But her lat­est col­lab­o­ra­tion does more than elicit flat­tery. Bird worked with Far + Wide Col­lec­tive, an on­line plat­form that con­nects ar­ti­sans in emerg­ing economies with global shop­pers, on an 11-piece jewel­lery col­lec­tion cre­ated by seven groups of mak­ers at the Turquoise Moun­tain In­sti­tute in Kabul, Afghanistan. Most of the pieces fea­ture a cir­cu­lar hori­zon mo­tif in­laid with lapis or black tour­ma­line. Bird praises the ex­tra­or­di­nary hand­i­work and ex­plains the mean­ing of the de­sign: “The cir­cle rep­re­sents the world, with me stand­ing on the shores of Canada look­ing over to Afghanistan across the ocean, con­nected to the ar­ti­sans there.” (From $125, at farand­widecol­lec­tive.com and Nord­strom, nord­strom.ca)

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