Gold is a very popular commodity here in Saudi Arabia. There are gold shops (called souks) all over the place. The type of gold sold here is usually at least 18K, if not 22K or 24K. No matter how beautiful or intricate the design, gold jewelry is always sold by weight. Much of the gold jewelry sold here is actually designed and made in Saudi Arabia. Brides are traditionally given gold jewelry. The country of Saudi Arabia is not only rich in oil but it also has deposits of gold as well as other minerals, like bauxite, lead, coal, silver, and many others. I saw this set in a jewelry shop window – a little gaudy for my taste… It must weigh quite a bit so I can only imagine the price.
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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