My 500th Post! Gold Roses

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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.

About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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13 Responses to My 500th Post! Gold Roses

  1. Congratulations on your 500th post! I look forward to your next 500 posts and beyond – great blog Susie!

  2. Chiara says:

    Congratulations! I like the rose pattern, the detail and the colour of this gold jewellery. Hopefully the person wearing it would be able to carry it off in terms of style and weight.

  3. Aafke says:

    hmmmm, I’d like a belt, a traditional one, to have all those roses as a chest piece is actually not really a nice design I think.
    nd congratulations on the 500 mark!
    Well done!

  4. Judy says:

    Congratulations Susie on the 500th post! And this picture is a fantastic one to celebrate with.

  5. Geogypsy says:

    Congrats Susie! 500 posts seems like forever away. I like the gold roses, although I’m really a silver person, but this neclace is a little overkill.

  6. janice says:

    Congrats Susie! Looking forward to 500 more!

  7. Aafke says:

    but what is it? How do you wear it?
    (i’d wear it!)

    • I think the large piece in the upper right of the photo is one of those bridal chest pieces hung from the neck. The little chains coming off the sides might be attached to clothing to hold it in place. On the left I believe that is a belt, and the other two pieces are a bracelet and a necklace. My niece wore something much less substantial and more traditional (with many coins on it) for her wedding and she said she was very uncomfortable in it. Why they put themselves through this, I don’t know. Traditions, culture…

  8. SIXSTARS NZ says:

    500 quite a milestone for a blogger! Nice photo with the black and gold contrast. A real art work.

  9. Dina says:

    Wow, that’s a lot of dahab. Nice way to celebrate your 500 posts. Mabruk!

  10. Gunn White says:

    This is beautiful ART! 😉

  11. Jerry M says:

    A little gaudy! Very gaudy.

    Congrats on 500 posts. Good photos.

  12. Congratulations on the 500 mark!! You are showing us some beautiful jewelry to celebrate! Here’s to 500 more!

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