Recently I've found myself completely obsessing over Arabic. The language is so incredibly beautiful and I just love the way it's spoken. It's so precise, the slightest mispronunciation could be the difference between saying your friend has a warm heart, or a warm dog. Awkwarrrd. Precision and beauty aren't restricted to the pronunciation though, the written word is like a work of art and again, the slightest flick of a pen can make such a big difference.
Back in my teenage years I attended an intensive 6 year course in Traditional Arabic learning all the basics from vocabulary to grammar and from translating it to writing it. Back then I was pretty good with the calligraphy (being a leftie stops it smudging!), but as the years have gone by I'm completely out of practice. Nevertheless, whether it's the spoken or written word I find myself entranced by it.
So much so that I started trawling the internet scouring websites from across the globe looking for Arabic scripted jewellery. Little did I know there was such a big market for it, particularly at the top end of the scale. There are some truly gorgeous pieces out there, most of them originating from the Middle East. Eventually I came across a very talented jeweller in US-based Persian:
She doesn't have a great deal in terms of Arabic Script, but the one piece I did find is just amazing with such a beautiful meaning.
This fine piece is a black slice of layered acrylic, with a glossy surface and golden Arabic script embedded within it.
For those of you wanting to get your hands on this stunning piece of jewellery. It's still available on the website: LINK
However, do bear in mind that you will be required to pay custom charges upon delivery. Imagine how horrified I was, as my usual Essie Nail Polish purchases frrom eBay come without charges!
How do you feel about scripted jewellery? Whether that's Sanskrit, Hebrew, Japanese or something more obscure...