Saturday, 7 April 2012

My New Ring

Don't hate me, but I did do the unforgivable crime of copying a blogger, or taking heavy inspiration from one. My justification: it was for something incredible.
I saw the uber gorgeous Chiara from The Blonde Salad rocking an amazing necklace and ring set from the Middle East and I instantly fell in love. She had her name, in Arabic, on a necklace and double finger ring.
While walking around one of the shopping centres in Qatar, I came across a small stall that made personalised jewellery, and in particular jewellery with your name in Arabic.

I had to wait 5 days for it to get made, but it was totally worth the wait. It came out absolutely beautifully, especially in sterling silver. I love statement jewellery, and multi finger rings are my favourite right now. You can't do much in them, but they look really cool.

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I was actually taught to read Arabic as a child, and although, a lot of it may have slipped out of my head, my name was something I could always recognise. Here's a little Arabic lesson for you as well: Arabic is written from right to left, as opposed to the left to right we use, so my name starts on the index finger here.

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I'll explain how my name looks in Arabic as best I can. The squiggly line, with the 3 dots on top (on my index finger), makes the sound 'Sh'. It goes down, signifying an 'I' or 'E' sound, then the character that looks like a 'U', with the 2 dots over it is an 'R'. The character over it again makes an 'I' or 'Y' sound, then it ends with the circular looking shape, with the dot in the middle, which is an 'N'. Hope that makes sense!

What do you guys think?

Sherin xx

P.S. I'm spending the day FINALLY flying back to London. It's been a fun two weeks, but I really can't wait to get home. It'll be a very long journey for me as I'll be flying to Dubai first, then staying there for 12 hours (for shopping), before taking my direct flight home! So I'll be speaking to all of you tomorrow. Have a great weekend!

16 comments:

Style Servings said...

Sooo jealous!!! When I saw this on the Blonde Salad I wanted one so badly too!!! Yours looks gorgeous!

Ria said...

I love it! I had one of these made for me when I travelled to Egypt a long time ago. It must be around here somewhere. I'll look for it and wear it! Thanks for reminding me how cool personalised jewellery is!
xx

Sandra Leiva said...

I love it! <3

Susie said...

Love it! Remember when I thought I got a multi-finger ring stuck on my finger..? Good times! xx

Liya said...

i love it girl, i read arabic jawi too. incredible, which i could get it somewhere! xx

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Tia said...

Wowwww
Sherin you've got very nice ring and your name looks cool in Arabic/urdu.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, what an awesome piece, Sherin - I LOVE! :)

Sandra said...

It's really nice! :)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Now that is just TOO COOL!! I love it. :) I had no idea the language was read the opposite way!

Is Arabic close to Spanish at all?? I dated an Egyptian for over a year, and when he would talk to his father on the phone, I swear I could understand some of what he was saying and it kind of freaked me out! So, I either knew Arabic in a past life OR it is similar to Spanish?? (I took Spanish in high school and college). LOL!

Kimberlee said...

haha that's not a crime! I've purchased many things because I liked it on a blogger :) I also think since you grew learning how to speak the language that it makes more sense for you to have it then The Blonde Salad... but it's awesome!

Winnie said...

Such a unique ring! I love the explanation at the end too. I wish Chinese was as easy to explain...I had lessons for about 2 yrs and can't read much but I can read a few odd words...

janettaylor said...

I want it!

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Cecylia said...

Ah isn't Chiara gorgeous?! I love the ring on you- suits you!
xx

Ocean Dreams said...

What an awesome ring - love how unique it is, it suits you!

Glad you had fun in Dubai - I blogged once for a Dubai client and it seemed like a fun place to visit, glad you had fun shopping!

Dee {Strings and Buttons} said...

This is amazing! What's funny is it's my friend's birthday and her name is Sherine and I was thinking of buying her the exact same thing only on a necklace! Such a beautiful idea! I love Arabic calligraphy especially on jewelry! I'm sure you're going to be getting tons of people asking you about it! x

Halima said...

Girrrrrl, I've been itching to get my hands onto one of these rings! Sucks that in the UK, these are not readily available, le sigh xx

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