JEWELLERY: Arabic Calligraphy Rings

Hey lovers! Way back in my teens, I was enrolled onto a 6 year (yes six year) course learning Qur'anic Arabic, translating...



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Hey lovers!

Way back in my teens, I was enrolled onto a 6 year (yes six year) course learning Qur'anic Arabic, translating from Arabic into my native Urdu. As time wore on it became more and more difficult and demanding and I started to dislike going. That being said I fell in love with the actual Arabic language. The spoken word is just beautiful, whilst the written word is a work of art.

Much like everyone else who's ever been to school I began doodling on my exercise books, and the doodles turned into full-on illustrations and Arabic calligraphy. 

After the course had finished I began to forget how amazing this language really is, time eroded that memory away. Until last year that is, when I walked past a shop on Wilmslow Road selling Arabic Calligraphy canvases. I was in complete awe and it all came flooding back to me at once. Anyway I carried on walking and thought about how I'm so much more into fashion now than I've ever been before. Then it struck me: 'Why don't I try incorporating Arabic into my style?'

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I managed to find an eBay seller offering Arabic name necklaces and, although it took them a couple of attempts to get it right, I rarely take it off! More recently I visited Jerusalem and came across some Palestinian stalls selling these amazing Arabic Calligraphy rings. After some fun haggling over the price, I managed to get it down to £2 a ring! Naturally I bought a few ;)

The rings themselves have a metallic finish but are actually made of resin. Still, it takes nothing away from the truly stunning design. 

I have to say that I'm completely turned off by the jewellery on offer on the high street at the moment, there's not a lot to write home about which is pretty annoying really as there's so much room for creativity with jewellery. Anyways, I did manage to find a set of rings from H & M. It's a mixture of plain gold stackable rings in various sizes, including a couple of mid-finger rings. I'll be featuring these babies in an upcoming post so stay tuned!


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25 comments

  1. I saw these on your instagram and loved them instantly! I love the Arabic language. I started learning when I was really young but ended up giving up and quiting as at the time I didn't really see the point in it - that was a big mistake as I wish I could speak it now :( Lovely pieces :)
    Saadiya x

    www.thatgirlsaadiya.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad you like! :)

      Gutted to hear you didn't complete the course, Saadiya. You could always enrol into an evening class!

      Halima

      xx

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  2. The rings look amazing! Love the nails too!

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  3. I'm Pakistani too but learnt Arabic before Urdu, however I have forgotton it all but its such a beautiful language Mashallah! The rings are beautiful, I've always wanted a double ring with my name in arabic on xx

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  4. What pretty nails! So fun!
    Ginny

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  5. I didn't know you spoke Urdu! My family is Punjabi, but my parents taught us kids Urdu as our first language. Arabic calligraphy is so beautiful and these rings are a great way to incorporate it into fashion :)

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  6. Oooh, how unusual! Such a nice concept.

    Tara
    www.thestylerawr.com
    xoxo

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  7. LOVE your rings! They are so nice. I cant read arabic very well - I am Iranian and only know the Persian alphabet to a limited degree, but I love these! I am going to Iran in June and I hope I can find something similar!

    Grace xx

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  8. Great manicures and really cool rings :)
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.com

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  9. Those rings really are cool so glad you could find them. And love your mani wow.

    Ali of

    www.dressingken.com

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  10. I've always loved how urdu looked and now I'm in love Arabic. The rings are stunning!
    Hareem xx

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  11. Nice to have found such pretty yet unusual rings. Sometimes it's difficult to find exciting jewellery on the high street.
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  12. Hiya sweety, I really admire that you have learnt Arabic, I had tried when I was younger but found it too complex. The ring is beautiful! How was your trip to Palestine, what an amazing place, but the conditions are heartbreaking.

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  13. Wish I could learn something like Arabic, always wanted to be able to speak another language. Love the rings, think they are just so cute :) xx

    http://katiesworld13.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Interesting rings love em' ;) x

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  15. I've never seen Arabic calligraphy jewellery before, it's a nice idea - they look really cool!

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  17. ahh these are gorgeous, would love my own. new follower :) x

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  18. Hi,

    I like your jewelry.

    Can I use www.eMashq.com, a web tool for arabic calligraphy, to design and export my artwork in SVG to allow you to create my jewelry ?

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  19. Love arabic jewellery, i have a necklace which I haven't worn in ages, must get it out now! x

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  20. Oh darling, I gasped when I saw the earrings. I would so love to wear one of your pieces. Some day! Hugs to you

    Alianzas de boda

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