Who We Are

Afghan International Gems is a multinational and internationally recognized Gemstones Company, with expertise in natural fancy colored gemstones. The close-knit family business began in 1993 and is a prominent supplier to renowned jewelers, designers, manufacturers, and collectors worldwide. We aim to share uniquely cut raw and designed gemstones with you, while passionately inspiring and educating the industry about gemstones.

Founder

My name is Zia Ullah Afghan and I grew up with gemstones. I am a trained and Professional Geologist/Gemologist with a passion for Minerals & Gemstones. Being the admirer and the true lover of every aspect of this amazing planet. I have always been urged from my childhood to explore the hidden secrets of this beautiful planet Earth. My family provided me with that opportunity and kept me close to the utmost beauty of nature engulfed in gemstones. I acquired my Bachelor’s degree in Geology from one of the renowned universities of Pakistan, “University of Peshawar”. I got the scholarship for my Master’s degree, specializing in Ore deposits and Mining Engineering from one of the prestigious Universities “Politecnico Di Torino”, in Turin, Italy.

During my education period, I have done thorough research on one of the pegmatite fields in Northeastern Afghanistan, Kunar Dara-i-Pech region. Being in this Gemstone industry for the last 10 years and Equipped with all the required knowledge of gems I want to market and unveil the absolute beauty of each piece of colored stone from raw to finished products and enrich your jewelry & collection box with the gems having their stories to tell.

C0-Founder

I am Inam Ullah Safi the younger brother of Zia Afghan. Following in the footsteps of my family members, I have a bright vision for the future to provide esteem and esthetic gems at affordable prices to everyone out there. After working in marketing and as a gem broker for over Seven years, I got the necessary skills and find great satisfaction in helping others create and enhance their style of life. My hobby is visiting mining sites and selecting the best quality of gems for our clients.

Co-Founder

I am Inam Ullah Safi the younger brother of Zia Afghan. Following in the footsteps of my family members, I have a bright vision for the future to provide esteem and esthetic gems at affordable prices to everyone out there. After working in marketing and as a gem broker for over Seven years, I got the necessary skills and find great satisfaction in helping others create and enhance their style of life. My hobby is visiting mining sites and selecting the best quality of gems for our clients.

Our History

Our Grandfather who was a shepherd in 1980, one day while coming back home from the hillside after grazing the herd of sheep and goats suddenly came across some weird colored stones on his way. He described the stone’s features to my grandmother like this “The green, red, and pink stones in the white rock look like flowers coming out from the main stem”. The weird stones were Tourmalines and Kunzite in Quartz in some of the widespread Granitiods in Dara-i-Pech Kunar, Afghanistan.  He didn’t give much attention at that time but then after some time, people realized that the weird and at the same time beautiful colored stone had some value in Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan.

My father and my uncle started the Gems business before the 90s and after a few years, I opened my eyes to this planet Earth. As we were in Pakistan at that time because of the ongoing unrest and civil war, they realized that the gems have more value in Peshawar, Pakistan. They opened an office in Namak Mandai Peshawar, along with one Office in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

Our History

Our Grandfather who was a shepherd in 1980, one day while coming back home from the hillside after grazing the herd of sheep and goats suddenly came across some weird colored stones on his way. He described the stone’s features to my grandmother like this “The green, red, and pink stones in the white rock look like flowers coming out from the main stem”. The weird stones were Tourmalines and Kunzite in Quartz in some of the widespread Granitiods in Dara-i-Pech Kunar, Afghanistan.  He didn’t give much attention at that time but then after some time, people realized that the weird and at the same time beautiful colored stone had some value in Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan.

My father and my uncle started the Gems business before the 90s and after a few years, I opened my eyes to this planet Earth. As we were in Pakistan at that time because of the ongoing unrest and civil war, they realized that the gems have more value in Peshawar, Pakistan. They opened an office in Namak Mandai Peshawar, along with one Office in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

Over 30 years in the industry and having shares in different mines in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Afghan International Gems has built a large global network of loyal clients who keep returning because the company has managed to continuously exceed customer expectations providing the most ethically sourced Gems mined sustainably. They also enjoy free international shipping, a full no-questions-asked money-back guarantee, and a one-on-one relationship between clients and company employees.

Though my father and uncle are retired, Afghan International Gems are run only by me (Zia)and my younger brothers. We participate in several trade shows throughout the year and attend industry-related functions and press-related conferences in different parts of the world including Germany, Italy, France, USA, Bangkok, and Pakistan.

Over 30 years in the industry and having shares in different mines in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Afghan International Gems has built a large global network of loyal clients who keep returning because the company has managed to continuously exceed customer expectations providing the most ethically sourced Gems mined sustainably. They also enjoy free international shipping, a full no-questions-asked money-back guarantee, and a one-on-one relationship between clients and company employees.

Though my father and uncle are retired, Afghan International Gems are run only by me (Zia)and my younger brothers. We participate in several trade shows throughout the year and attend industry-related functions and press-related conferences in different parts of the world including Germany, Italy, France, USA, Bangkok, and Pakistan.

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