Panjshir or Afghan Emeralds are one of the most finest varieties of emerald gemstone. Found in the Panjshir Valley of Afghanistan, these precious gemstones are extremely popular for their strikingly beautiful bluish-green hue.
The existence of emeralds in the Afghanistan Panjshir valley was traced approximately thousands of years ago. The mining zone of Panjshir is located around 115 kilometers northeast of the capital city Kabul. In the past 400 years, around 180 emerald mines of Afghanistan have provided tremendously superior quality emeralds to the whole world. The best quality Panjshir emeralds are sourced from the Khenj mines of Milzeni and the Darlzhenj region of Afghanistan. Among others, there are Mikeni, Bakhi, Butak, Buzmal, and Barun mines in Afghanistan that produce a decent quality of Panjshir gemstone. At present, only a few Afghan mines are operational for mining purposes.
Known for bearing an exceptional transparency and perfectly balanced bluish-green hue, Panjshir emeralds are also termed as ‘Panjshir valley emeralds’. These superlative green gemstones are named after Panjshir Province, which holds an interesting history behind it. This region is called ‘Panjsher’, translated as ‘five lions’, to give tribute to the five spiritual brothers who believed to live here.
Recognized as the world’s most magnificent emeralds, Panjshir Emeralds are said to be among the rarest gemstones that the earth has to offer us. The unique luster of a Panjshir Emerald makes it a world-famous rival for all the other popular origins of emeralds.
Generally, the best quality Panjshir emerald starts from $5000 per carat and can range far above depending upon the quality of cut, color, size, carat, transparency, and weight. Ruled by the blessings of the planet ‘Mercury’, Panjshir Emeralds are often worn as May birthstone. Explore the wide range of Panjshir or Afghanistan Emeralds with Navratan, the online gem Bazar. We responsibly source this assortment directly from Afghan’s Panjshir Valley.
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